Thursday, August 21, 2014

What will I do when summer ends?

In my parent's town in Dominican Republic everyone keeps their windows open all the time and people barely spend time indoors. Even televisions are set on porches and if they could figure out a way to have decent outdoor bathrooms they probably would!

Now that summer is winding down I'm enjoying laying on my hammock, tending my flowers and spending as much time outside as possible. Soon snow will come and I'll be left with a few boring house plants (and all these posts tagged plant life!).

Side table - 4.99
Hot Lather Machine - 4.99
Angel box - 1.99

If my car were larger I would buy a glass outdoor table since everyone has them 75% off right now. Instead I content myself with these cute little side tables. We're supposed to have a BBQ this weekend so I am psyched to put them to use!

Hopefully the bottom hasn't dropped out on those lather machines - $5 buys TABLES at this place.

The ceramic box has angel wings inside! eBay says you are supposed to hold them while praying. Listed here.

Other than that - I stained this board outside yesterday and its still drying. At first I thought about using it in the basement as a super low ledge for our sub and central speaker under the projector screen. Then I thought it would make a cute outdoor bench. Then I thought it would make a better plant stand for next year. Clearly I spend too much in DIY land.

The azalea I planted in front of the house looks pretty dead, on account of my never watering it. I moved it to the back to see if it will survive and plopped a $5 Home Depot hydrangea in its place. Hopefully my love for this plant will ensure I remember to water it.

I also picked up two $1.99 mums at Depot for the front steps. I expect them to start blooming as it starts getting cold enough to kill the Upper Step Begonia.

I bought four Mums about this size (less than a foot tall) last fall and planted them in...October or maybe even November. Two of them survived (maybe the other two would have survived too but I ripped them out too soon). The survivors grew to about two feet wide this summer! I want to plant these in that large planter from the other week because the plants are ridiculously low maintenance and cutely round.

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Margaret said...

I'm the same way..I would spend every moment outdoors gardening. Funny, I caught the gardening bug last year. Prior to that, I was NEVER outside!

Just a couple of weeks ago I bought 6 of the $1.99 mums at HD. I will actually dig them up and overwinter them in my basement. The winters here in Chicago are really bad and they won't have enough time to establish good roots to make it over the winter. I love them, super low maintenance, easy to propogate too. I have some older ones that I cut off about 6 inches about a month ago so that they bloom a little later and just put cut offs in a new part of the garden and they are growing and blooming already!

laura sampson said...

LOATHE being inside in the summer when it's sunny and/or not raining--I will be cleaning my house once it's snows this fall-about October 15th or so--I'm already picking at it because my kids are back to school as of last week! it's SOOOO disgusting around here but then I notice it's SUNNY. OUT. and off I go if only to scratch the pigs behind their ears, look for eggs and move the sprinkler in the garden I FEEL YOU!!