Posted 9/17/2019 4:17 AM (GMT -7)
Hi all. Summer is drawing to an end. Careful planning means I still have a colorful garden. The asters I planted last year are fantastic just now! The butterfly bushes still have blossoms, too. The sedums are blooming like crazy. I've potted some yellow mums in the purple hanging pots and put them up on the shepard's hook out front. The berries on the Virginia Creeper vine, Bittersweet vine and False Grape vines are showing nicely with their deep purple/black, yellow/orange and blues and turquoise. A few hibiscus blooms have returned as well. The buds on the Montauk Daisies hold promise for still more to come!
I put the 'fall' slipcovers on the Adirondak chair cushions and swapped the aqua table for a purple one in between. I've brought in the Amaryllis plants as it's time to stop watering them so they can go dormant. Next, I'll be moving the umbrella out of the way so I can move the chiminea closer to the chairs and enjoy some roasted marshmallows on a cool evening. The cigar plant (cuphea ignea) is blooming again and I caught sight of the hummingbird feeding from it at sunrise this morning.
Have been visiting the Goodwill for inexpensive fall decor. Picked up a huge serving platter in the shape of a leaf for under 5 bucks...looked it up online and saw similar ones going for 50 bucks! Feeling a bit smug about it, if I do say so myself! ha ha.
Working on talking myself out of a funk...I've made a separate post about recent events.