Baughman's delivered us some more rocks! The pile will shrink as I use the larger ones for flower bed borders, replacing smaller ones I had installed temporarily. I am in a "rock phase". I enjoy using natural elements in our yard and garden along with the occasional whimsical touches.
My husband designed, constructed, painted and hung this shelf/flag holder for our front porch. He used scraps and pieces found in our garage. I could hardly wait for the paint to dry to arrange some of my tin platters on it!
...this would have been the scene in our garden this past Tuesday. I had hoped to serve desserts and coffee to my Red Hat Club ladies following our normal dinner meeting. However, rain had fallen most of the morning and there was another strong rain around 200 p.m. So desserts were served at the restaurant instead. I had looked forward to using the cushions (click on "cushions" to see the story) I had recently sewn scattered on various benches and seats throughout the yard along with vintage table clothes. Oh well. Maybe another time.
No other plant says "fall" like chrysanthemum flowers. (David Beauliu)
I divided a couple of hardy mums earlier in the summer. ALL of the divisions have done well and are blooming beautifully today. This is my favorite color and one of my most favorite, easy-to-grow perennials.