Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the weekend wherever you are. I want to thank you all again for praying for my family and me–words cannot express how much your thoughts and kind sentiments are appreciated. You are sweet, sweet friends, and I’m very blessed to have you in my life. With that said, we are still walking through some tough territory, and so today’s post is a quickie. In past years I’ve shared some of my gardens with you at various times in the spring and summer, but this year, for whatever reason, that didn’t happen. So today I’m sharing an area on my deck that I decorated with vintage finds, along with flowers and other plants, as well.
It’s kind of a last look at summer, made possible by the fact that we’ve had no frost in our part of Upstate New York, yet–yippee! My new favorite flower for planters and pots is the begonia.
I find them to be a very cheerful flower, although I guess you could say anything that
I don’t kill stays alive, is pretty darn “cheerful.”
I planted some rosemary in one of my faux aged pots, and I haven’t killed it yet either–hooray for me.
I’ve cut myself off at just three galvanized watering cans, no more. And while each cost just one dollar, enough is enough. Anything beyond three, and I have to sell it. I’m partial to this one embossed with “DOVER”–the brand name perhaps?
On the left is some asparagus grass I picked up at Lowes’ clearance rack. I heard about their clearance plants from so many bloggers, I finally ran over and picked up a few things. Most cost just a dollar.
I planted a mix of pinks in my flower boxes this year: mini petunias, geraniums, and begonias. I have by far been the happiest with the begonias, but they’ve made a nice mix for much of the summer and early fall.
Remember this little fella? I picked him up at a flea market near Pittsburgh for $5.00.
Here’s the whole “display.” I bought the awesome weathered “bench” at a garage sale a couple of years ago, and the vintage cooler received a recent 4th of July upcycle that you may remember. It’s my happy place. Where’s yours?
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