Believe it: I actually did something other than work on the kitchen (but thanks so much everyone for all your help on our hardware decision!). I went outside to enjoy some of our last few days of warm summer weather and did some fall planting – ironic, I know.
When the dudes were installing our marble, I may have been a slight basket case of nerves just imaging at every moment that the marble would break as they were heaving it onto the counters. To distract myself, I went outside and tore out my dying summer plants.
Last year I did my fall planting a few weeks later and still had a ton of leftover summer plants that survived and really made my fall planter full and happy (here). But this year, all my summer plants died a slow death toward the end of August. After ripping these suckers out, I just ignored the planter box until the kiddos bugged me into bringing back some flowers. So this past weekend I loaded up a cart with plants and one very cute girl fresh from ballet class.
Then I used child labor to get our new plantings done. The kids were great about helping and for some reason they even enjoyed finding bugs during the process – I so cannot relate. I used my favorite planing tricks to lay out my plants and flowers and ended up with this:
Much better than a box full of dirt greeting me at the beginning and end of every day, but it will be even better once those plants plump up. Next I trimmed the plants in our industrial planters and added a couple little purple plants in there, as well.
I really like the combo of green, purple, and harvest colors.
Overall, I think we are good to go for fall. And what better way to kick off a new season than with a weekend getaway without kids?! You know I’ll be talking about them the whole time so they might as well be there – ha. Eventually we’ll get back to working on the kitchen…