A house that has virtually no plants or trees of any kind around it always looks sad and barren to me, something not integrated with nature in any way. In a city like Philadelphia with many row houses, there are few yards and rarely any surrounding a home. However, home or business owners still find ways to bring nature to their doors, gladdening the hearts of passers while making doors and entryways more attractive.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. ~Barbara Kingsolver

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can never have enough of Nature. ~ Henry David Thoreau

for Thursday Doors

  1. Sheree says:

    Great doors and I love the entrance adornments.

  2. Some very nice weathered doors too.

  3. I’m with you! A great door is surrounded by plant life!

  4. I too enjoy having a bit of nature all around. Love these doors!

  5. Lovely plants and doors! I’ve never had luck with potted plants, but these folks do!

  6. Ally Bean says:

    The red roses [?] by the blue door make for a pretty tableau. I like.

  7. Doors and plants – my type of post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love’em all, especially the reflections in the blue door. I know it’s not always possible or even everyone’s cup a tea but for me a residential home entrance with no green does feel a bit cold and barren.
    Great shots ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. JT Twissel says:

    Greenery always cheers up an entry way. You hardly notice that the doors have seen better days!

  10. Jackie says:

    City dwellers are very adept at creating green spaces.

  11. Hi Janet, Good observation. Greenery definitely adds life to a front door! We have a few jade plants welcoming folks to our home. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. TCast says:

    Loving the plants with the doors. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  13. Dan Antion says:

    These are great doors, Janet. I love the arched doors at the bottom. I wish they hadn’t been cut, but I guess they needed ventilation. Still, they have a wonderful look to them.

  14. Marian Allen says:

    Wonderful doors, made better by the touch of nature.

  15. No matter how small the space, there’s always room for potted plants. Lovely photos, Janet

  16. Joanne Sisco says:

    I have to agree. An entrance without any landscaping looks barren and unwelcoming. Love that first door with the reflection in the windows – although admittedly I’m not a fan of cedars and it would not be my choice of tree to decorate an entrance.