Monday, August 31, 2009

A Little Bit of Not Much

We have had unseasonably cool weather for the last couple of weeks in August. Pleasantly cool, like 75*, so I’m not complaining, except that it just made it seem like summer was over that much quicker.

With that realization, I thought I would show you my chair planter that I did back in May, before we get a frost. Here it is three months ago.


Today it looks like this:


The thing I like about impatiens is how easy they are. They bloom continually until the frost, and you don’t have to dead-head them. They prefer shade; I thought that because the front of the house only gets morning sun it would be okay, but as it turned out that was still too much for them. I had to water a lot to keep them from totally wilting. Next year I’ll try something more tolerant of sun and heat.

One more quick thing: I used my little thrift store tray to recreate something I saw in a catalog this weekend.


A couple of candles that I already had and some dollar store rocks (also repurposed) created a pretty little display. Easy peasy.


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

The flowers turned out so beautiful in the chair, even if they were extra work to water. I love impatients! The candle tray is nice too. Thanks so much for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Gwen said...

Your impatiens look great in the chair, but I know what you mean about having to keep them damp.

I like the new look for the candles and tray:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I love impatients. They brighten up the summer with so much color. Your chair looks so inviting.


Terry said...

Love the chair and the flowers are beautiful! I've been on the search for a chair to put outside, not having much luck but I'll keep looking. The tray is also really nice and updated - great work!

dixie said...

Wow, the flowers are much bigger than the last time I saw them. You know I love the river rocks from Dollar Tree. Love the tray with the candles and rocks!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Pretties! :) I can't believe how much your impatiens grew! I love that you don't have to dead-head them, but my front area is pretty much full sun and it's HOT. I think I'll try some in the back yard next year. :)

LOVE the tray and candles. I have some of those rocks too. :)

LuLu said...

The chair looks so cute with the plant.

Kathy said...

Your chair flowers are BEAUTIFULLLLLLLL.... impatients are easy, I agree! They seem to do so well all on their own...just water and voila! I started "Fallerizing" today... Have a beautiful fall, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Taryn said...

Nice chair! I wanted to do a planter like that.

Christina said...

The inpatients are gorgeous and they look awesome in the little chair. Very pretty.

Love the candle/tray too.

I'm catching up on my reader this morning. Hope all is well with back to school. We homeschool too and are just getting back to our routine. Your sons academy sounds wonderful. We may do something like that in the future. Love that idea.

Michelle said...

Your impatiens sure are beautifuland that chair is adorable! Don'tcha love how they perk right back up even if you forget to water them for a day or two?! (Hmmm, wonder how I know THAT?! haha)

Your candles/tray look really nice.

Have a lovely day!
~Michelle :)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi there Holly.
It feels like forever since I have been here. Can I just tell you that when I saw your chair planter come across my Reader screen, I actually gasped! It is so beautiful! Definitely worth all of the work. The impatients are breathtaking!

Have a wonderful week, Holly.


Lee Laurie said...

Love the flower chair! I need to do one of those next year!

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Holly--

Th flowers are lovely! The chair
is perfect! I like the candle holder too--so peaceful.


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I posted a chair yesterday that looks very much like yours! Maybe I'll go with the plant instead of the burlap seat. Hmmmm....Great garden! ~Mindy

CrochetMeMad said...

Love it and love your site. I love thrift store shopping & we have so many awsome stores in Peoria. Have a great day and thanks for your site. Goldie

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

My husband calls them "Balloon Flowers" because of that explosion when they grow! Your chair planter looks great!

MegJill said...

Your flowers look beautiful, and good job on the tray! Looks like it's in a spa. So relaxing.
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I just redid our front door over the weekend and used your contact paper numbers idea! I blogged about it, so feel free to stop by and see the results. Thanks for sharing!!!