So against my better judgement I succumbed today and hit the garden centers early this morning. Naturally I waited too long and all the pretty annuals were long gone and all that was left were some straggly plants, and I'm not even sure what some of them are. But after the third garden center I just grabbed anything. Oh the shame!
I figured boring plants would be better than none. Do you see the cute white picket planter inside the garage? A friend made it for my birthday and today I painted it white and put in a few flowers. It now sits by my back door
And I got the second coat of paint on my steps. I have to admit for a few days I had "color regret" about the red paint but after a second coat, it's starting to grow on me.
Note the pretty pit of flowers on the step. Now I wish I had bought 2 of them
I had some plants left over so I just stuck them in a few pots by the back door.
I have to admit, albeit begrudgingly, I feel better with a few flowers around. Maybe next year I will do better and start earlier.
And I found this cute decoration to hang on my front door at the Dollar Store
I forgot to mention in my last post that I think the water problem in the basement has been fixed. The Permacrete people were here and did their thing. They fixed the bad corner and part of the side wall. They were polite, efficient and the price was reasonable. And they have a great warranty so hopefully that is the last of my water woes.