I did not, however, love the way my porch was looking in the springtime:
Ick. Globs of pollen and a bonus dead bug.
Luckily, I remembered that I had purchased these on sale back in the height of flu season:
We never needed them for medical purposes, so I still had a full box. Believe me, these babies work like a charm for keeping pollen out of your nose while you dust and sweep and vacuum and wash away the pounds of yellow dust that have accumulated on your porch.
After all, when the view from the porch is looking like this:
you want to be out there enjoying it!
I especially love eating at the table on screened porch. One of my favorite centerpieces for that table is a pitcher of hydrangeas. My hydrangea bushes are growing beautifully, but it will be several more weeks before they produce flowers. I had some hydrangeas that I dried last year, but they'd lost all their color and looked sad. So I dug up some blue spray paint from my stash, and look!
Not fresh, but not bad for free!