I love rural mailboxes. Sometimes the more rustic and broken down they are, the more charm they have. Especially if there are wild flowers such as Morning Glories growing on them.
I've been wanting to landscape around ours for a while, but lots of other things have been more important and its been HOT and we have had lots of rain storms in the afternoons after work. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do.
This small problem was solved last weekend when my son called to ask if I wanted to dig up some plants from his house. I was more than happy to and when I got there the plants he was talking about were Monkey Grasses (lirope).
Our mailbox is located across the road from our house and has a big field behind it which currently has sweet potatoes growing in it. We often sit on our porch and watch the deer munching happily on the sweet potato vines.
The Monkey Grass, a potted plant, a sunflower garden flag, some brown mulch and a little work.... well, a LOT of work, all contributed to the finished project:
I have to thank my hubby so much for putting down the newspaper and mulch and mowing around the mailbox, after he had already put in a day's work. I simply couldn't do any more work in the heat and humidity on a July day in Eastern North Carolina!