Oversized Lamp

This beautiful hanging fixture is the accent of the proch

This beautiful hanging fixture is the accent of the porch

Sometimes when I see an example of something oversized working beautifully, I cannot resist showing it to you. This is a ten foot by ten foot covered porch. It has four comfortable chairs–one in each corner–and a simple table under this very oversized brass lantern. The lighting is a soft glow, just enough for the space to feel like dusk all evening. It is a “want to sit” place. On one of the three open sides, a planter is filled with a mass of prostrate rosemary.

John Floyd

John Floyd has been gardening--and learning about Birmingham area gardening--for more than 30 years. In addition to his day-to-day experience, John has degrees in horticulture from Auburn and Clemson Universities and was Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.

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