Urban Garden Patio

I live in Portland and rent a little duplex with a small yard. Embarrassingly I have lived here for over 10 years and up until last spring I never really did anything with it. It’s taken over a year to get it to where it is today. I learned a lot and killed a lot of different plant varieties. It’s not perfect - I have lots of weeds - but I keep up on it and get lots of birds, butterflies and squirrels.

I have a couple photos of my patio from last year, but I was mostly focused on the metal table and chairs I got for free from a friend.

I bought some bright teal spray paint and some inexpensive cushions (but good!) from Amazon.

I have been making planters with bricks and bits of wood that were laying around in my yard.

The bird bath I inherited with the duplex and I started the ivy around in several years ago. The ivy can go crazy so I’m constantly cutting it back.

I have to admit it has been stormy off and on today so I had to time my photos accordingly. We have had some awesome weather lately so it’s been nice to have a cheerful space to shelter in place. I also have my friends dog at home with me today which has been lovely.

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You have created a nice cozy spot! All of the flowers are lovely…and using what you found makes it ecologically great as well! Enjoy the nice days outside in your newly created haven!

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Looks lovely, the ivy around the bird bath is sweet.

We too have been in our house for over 10 years and have been slow to get our yard sorted. I feel you!

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What a peaceful, serene little retreat. I bet it’s mini heaven.

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What a pretty space!

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it’s so cosy and pretty!

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That looks absolutely beautiful. Welcoming and charming, I love the brick lined bed, that’s a great idea.

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It is so inviting! I am in Portland too. Love all the splashes of color.

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Oh that’s neat! I live in Garden Home (near Multnomah Village). It is cold and rainy right now, but supposed to be 84° on Saturday!

I’m in NE. I know! It was cold this morning! I can’t believe it is going to be 84 this weekend.

We couldn’t be further away from each other and still live in Portland. :grinning:

At least traffic has been amazing.

How cute and cozy!!!

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