Our home is lovely. We have a nice view of the beautiful neighborhood we live in and our neighbors have great looking yards. Although, not every window has a nice view. The windows in our basement look out into ugly old window wells full of leaves and dirt. Not so breath-taking. They are large window wells in plain view in our family room so I thought I needed to do a little something to spruce up the view.
So, I decided to add a garden....and a new little friend. Since the window well does get light, but mostly shade, as it is on the East side of the house, I planted shade-loving plants like coleus, impatients and a beautiful Ivy-like ground cover. When this thing is in full bloom, it will look quite snazzy.
Now when we look outside, we have a better view of something nice. Perhaps one day I will be able to cover up the ugly white metal on the sides of my window well. One step at a time, people. I'm moving one step at a time.
PS. My 4 year old insisted we add a light to the garden so our gnome friend didn't get scared. So, I found a solar light at the Dollar Store. Now we have a garden, complete with a night light.