I have an empty light pole in need of inspiration :)
Hi everyone! I lurk here from time to time, oohing and aahing over your creations. I just love the energy of this board!
I thought of ya'll this weekend because it's come time to do something about a pole. The white, dirty one with the light on top of it in the picture. To the right is my shade bed, I finally finished planting there. The pots with sticks in them are so my 2 Labradors don't trample the delicate plants while they are acclimating. The orange piece is my rain barrel.
In the area covered with white cloth is our new grassy sitting area. It used to be part of my driveway and is ringed in belgium blocks. I have started to cover the other dirt areas with pine needles raked from locations around my neighborhood. (shh!) ;) I will remove all the pots and cans from the area shortly. The two bright chairs in the picture are part of a set of four that will go in the grassy area.
The light on the pole doesn't work. The electrical line running to my basement has been cut, and I honestly don't need the light anyway. It's in shade all the time so there's no chance of a solar light there.
Now for my questions! I thought I could paint the light fixture and pole to go better with the surroundings, but what color? Our patio is gray and orange, our house is gray, and the plants in that area will be varying shades of green, orange, yellow, and purple. The white kind of blends in with the fence.
Second question - what would you do with the pole? I was thinking of adding a plant hanger on one side and maybe making a sign on the other, something to have to do with gardening or Labradors. I have a lot of great gardening quotes to choose from, and I could try my hand at making my own sign. I could only hang from two sides in order to keep the walkway clear.
I would love any suggestions you have!! Thanks :)