The patio: A work in progress

David power washed the patio floor, which was dirty:

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These stripes consisted of caulking to fill up the cracks in the concrete. We wanted to cover the stripes with paint:

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First, David coated the concrete with white primer so that the grey paint would stick to the concrete:

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Then, he painted the concrete medium grey:

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This is the result of his hard work.  The covered barbecue grill is on the left:

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Pink hibiscus:

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I would like to fill the patio with flowers that can tolerate the hot sun.  Ixora or Lantana flowers, perhaps?  I won’t buy a table, because we will not be eating in the patio.  Those chairs were put there so we could meditate in the early morning and early evening, surrounded by beautiful plants:

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David also painted the side patio and planter box. We bought four ferns and three striped ti plants:

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Close-up of the striped ti leaves:

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David did an excellent job of painting the patio.

I am the one with the imagination, but he is the one with the hands. He enjoys implementing my ideas to make the house look better.

This patio is a work in progress.  It’s not finished until it’s finished.

5 Responses to “The patio: A work in progress”

  1. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I like painted concrete; it has such a cool look.

  2. Carole Says:

    Oh, it looks so nice! A lot of hard work, but looks like you’ll have lots of enjoyment with your patio. Your hibiscus are beautiful!

  3. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Good luck with plants. Generally plants cant survive excessive heat. If you could shade them through the hottest part of the day and keep them water daily it might help. Also use white or lite colored pots that reflect heat and light.

  4. dkzody Says:

    Great looking job.

  5. Christine Says:

    It sounds like you guys are a great team and wonderful job so far, it looks perfect!

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