I stopped by Home Depot to get some pansies for my planters on my deck and found a few markdown mums. They're huge! They were originally something like $13 and now they're marked down to $2.97.
I trimmed out some of the dead parts. I don't really know why they're marked down? They have plenty of buds that still need to open. Anyway, I also plant them in the ground when they're done blooming and they always come back taller and looser looking (more natural looking I'd say). I don't know if that works for all garden zones, but it works here in Georgia.
Well I saved on the mums but splurged on that delicious lime green planter! It's just a bit lighter than my kitchen but I figure it ties the outside in nicely with the inside (see I use my favorite colors and patterns outside as well as in)! It's large which makes it easy to see from inside the kitchen which is the whole point of this deck anyway.
I don't have a window over my sink but I have this window! I always try to have something pretty to look at when you look out. That window seat gets used by everybody including the dog. So if you enlarge the photo and see dog hair all on the seat...well that's Maxie's hair!
Sometimes I sit here with a book and something to drink. Sometimes my daughter, the dog and myself are all squeezed on the window seat after school! We talk about her day and he gets some lovin! Oh he loves it when everyone pays attention to him!
Hopefully my flowers won't drown and/or rot with all this rain we've been having!
I like gnomes!~smile
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone! We're going to try installing a new toilet in our downstairs bathroom Saturday- so wish us luck! My husband hates plumbing jobs!