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.