It’s so GLOOMY here with the gray leaden sky and heavy humidity making it unpleasant to open windows, yet not hot enough for the a/c to run. It’s misting/sprinkling off and on but I’ve sent the boys outside to play anyway. They’re not so sweet they’ll melt in a little rain. (Do I sound like my mom?)
There are a few spots of brightness out there with the flowers that are profusely growing and adding a little sunshine to my life. Remember last month when we mulched and set up the galvanized tubs and the wagon? Here’s what’s going on out there today:
The screen door got a grapevine wreath hung with a strip of burlap. I love the textures and simplicity.
The baker’s rack drawer is planted and a few things on the shelf for fun. The old colander is from a garage sale and the clay angel bust is many years old. It’s always just rested on the deck rail. Down below is the chicken feeder I’ve had for years. I always thought I’d plant that with hens and chicks, and still might, but it looks good with all the colorful annuals.
This tub has lavender that is just thriving. The corner is going to be a troublesome spot because the cat likes to utilize the mulch in a less-than-desirable way, shall we say. Oh, and the tree poking it’s pesky branches out from under the deck. Just keep trimming, trimming, trimming…
The wagon looks just as fun with flowers as I remembered. In front is that hardy coleus-kind-of plant. I’ll have to look next time I visit the nursery and see what that’s called. Argh. Middle-age does not treat my memory kindly. LOL.
Under the magnolia tree I planted three nice-sized clay pots. In the biggest one is a pineapple sage that smells amazing. I love the look of the pots under the tree.
There is still a lot I want to do out here. I have several more neat things to use for planters and decoration, and I’d love to put some perennials in there eventually. It’s all clay soil, so that will take some work. Not to rush the season, but I can’t wait to fill things up with mums and pumpkins!