It’s Week 5 of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Calling It Home and I’m pretty much at the home stretch! In case this is the first time you’re hearing about the ORC, please catch up on these previous posts here: Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4
This week’s update is chiefly about all the lovely flowers and tropical plants I recently picked up from A & M Garden Center. Since becoming a homeowner in 2005, I have been visiting A&M Garden Center for my garden needs. This is why I’m especially thrilled to partner with them in this spring edition of the One Room Challenge! You’ll see in these photos why it’s my one-stop shop for all of my garden needs. Also, supporting local businesses is very important to me. It’s why I always get my items from nurseries before any big box stores in the area. Okay, let me show you my shopping treasures for the week!
1. Flowering Vincas
Every year I get these flowering vincas for the planters in my patio deck. We get FULL sun ALL summer long in our backyard. Thanks to the suggestion of one of A&M Gardens’ knowledgeable staff years ago, I have been buying this annual plant every year!
2. Vinca Vine and Coleus Plant
I will be pairing the coleus plants (red leaves) with the vinca vines in planters. These planters will appear in the shadier parts of our yard.
3. Dracena Plant (red spikes) and Alocasia Plant
These plants are perfect for the tropical feel that I’m going after!
Here are some SNEAK PEEKS!
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We opened our pool last week. You can see it peeking through in below photo. 🙂
Our 4-person dining set from Wayfair arrived yesterday! Here’s a peek at one of the wicker armchairs and throw pillows. Looks like Roxie approves this set! 😀
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String lights are finally hung!
Oh… here are some pictures of me and my little loves on a recent shopping trip to World Market. As you can see in photo, we picked up another outdoor area rug!
Just 1 more week left until the final reveal! Here’s a refresher of my inspirational photos. Let’s see if I even come close to these photos! 😉
Photo Sources (clockwise): The Home Depot Blog, Urso Designs Inc., The Home Depot Blog, & Elle Decor
Reminder of my mood board for this makeover:
BIG thanks to World Market and A & M Garden Center for being sponsors of my guest participation in this spring’s One Room Challenge!
Please be sure to check out the 20 Designers featured HERE and guest participants linking up HERE on the Calling It Home website. Thanks for reading! Xoxo, Tee.
All the pretty plants! Can’t wait to see your tropical oasis all finished!
Love the plants and the lights are so pretty.
You are totally inspiring me to get my butt in gear and give my patio some love.
I love the plants you’ve chosen and I really think Roxie is quite comfortable in your new dining chairs! Excited to see your final reveal next week.
Thanks so much and you’re right, Roxie is quite liking those new chairs. Ha! Excited to see all the big reveals next week. Good luck with your final details and enjoy your weekend!
You certainly have some cute little helpers and Roxie is adorable! I need to paint her! Cannot wait to see the REVEAL!
Awe, thanks so much!! I can’t wait to reveal the entire space next week. Ha…if you ever paint of photo of Roxie, I’d love to see it! LOL. She’s such a ham… don’t let that sweet face fool you. She’s been climbing on our indoor dining chairs and stealing food off our table when no one’s looking.
The plants you chose are going to add so much of the tropical feel into the space! Love the ambiance that the string lights provide. You, your girls, and Roxie are SO cute!!! Good luck bringing it all together this week. Looking forward to the reveal! 🙂
Thanks so much for your sweet words, Carol! I can’t wait to see all the big reveals next week…especially yours! Good luck with all the final details and enjoy your weekend!
You had me at your cute pup and beautiful children! I am loving your inspiration board and all your progress! We’re getting ready to paint our exterior and finish landscaping, including an outdoor seating area. I am using this as inspiration! Can’t wait to see it on reveal day next week! Let’s do this! Sarah
You’re so sweet, Sarah! Thanks so much for your kind words. Good luck with the finishing touches to your amazing makeover. Can’t wait to see all the final reveals next week!!
I love the tropical look! I have a section of my yard I want to make tropical – I will have to check these out!
Thanks so much and good luck with your final reveal!
Love those plants! It’s amazing what a difference plants make in a space! 🙂
Thanks so much, Emy!
I bet the plants will look great in your new space!
Thanks, Lauren! Hope you can see everything in person one day soon!
Plants make all the difference! Looking good.
They sure do. Thanks, Leslie!
Those plants are GORGEOUS! Can’t wait to see the reveal next week!
Thanks so much, Kate!
Loving all the plants and the lights! Can’t wait to see the final reveal next week!
Love your outdoor space! The plants are totally amazing! Your kids are adorable. Can’t wait to the the reveal! Susie from The Chelsea Project
You’re too sweet, Susie! Thanks so much!
You got such lovely plants! Can’t wait to see it come together so I can live vicariously through you. It’s still pretty cool outside here.
Thanks, Joann! It’s cooled down a bit over here too. Hoping for warmer weather from here on out 🙂
loving those tropical plants! it will be such a great oasis!