Well I succumbed (a little bit) to some fall decorating.
I started outside on the deck near our back/entry area.
Getting motivated. I was sitting at the table staring at all of this and planning what I'm going to do. (In other words- get off your duff lady!) Ok.. Ok so I got moving!
I potted up some mums, kale and a rake (oh wait you can't pot a rake!)
I placed a flower pot upside down inside the pot to take up some of the room and it still took two five gallon pails of dirt to fill it.
I chose mums that didn't have a lot of flowers opened up on them yet so they will last a lot longer. It's tempting to buy the most beautiful ones with all their blooms, but since it's early September I don't think there will be anything to look at in October if I you buy them that way.
I took these purple Browallia plants out of another pot and stuck them in for a little pop of color. In a little while this will flourish and look even better! Do you know that hardy mums can take a few frosts without being bothered!
The whiskey barrel style pot I am using is from Lowe's and is made of fiberglass. I wanted the look of a whiskey barrel but didn't want the large size of a real whiskey barrel. I liked the looks of this because it's made with a grainy texture to look like wood.
That watering can is from MacKenzie Childs. I thought that flower shaped water spout was too cute! (Watch their sales at the Mackenzie Childs web page - you can do pretty good on their sale stuff) I bought this at least 2 years ago.
This year I seem to be paying homage to more of the farm/country style things.
The little miniature rose plant my daughter gave me last spring. I added my little flying pig to go with the farm/country theme.
The Welcome Friends sign is from last year's fall design on the deck as seen "here"
I will expand on this as the season marches on with pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and so on but those won't be available until the end of the month. This makes a nice transition between the two seasons.
So this is my little easing into the fall decorating! This will give me some time to enjoy this in between Summer and Fall time of year.