It seems like it was just a few days ago that I was moaning about winter and yearning for spring to come so I could see my plants emerging.
Now we’re on the cusp of fall. The plants on the patio have suffered horribly from the heat and are just hanging on.
Yesterday after I took Charlie to the groomer I drove to the nursery. It usually is hot in there this time of year, but around 9-9:30 it was quite nice. I just wanted to walk among the plants and feel soothed by the atmosphere.
Of course I couldn’t come home empty-handed. I had to bring some of the lovelies home with me. Like the fern you see above. What I think is so striking are the shape of the leaves and the way they unfurl.
Right now I have a thing with calatheas. The leaves are so colorful and striking.
Just as I love purple and green out on the patio, I also do indoors. I bought these purple pots back in the early summer for around $2.49.
The zinnias I planted a month or so ago are about to bloom.
And of course my handsome Charlie had a hair cut.
He’s such a good boy. Ivy, on the other hand, has been in trouble since before I even got out of bed.
I could hear her messing with the hoses to my washer. She loves to pull them out of the crock I keep them in when not in use.
Then she got into the plants. I got my spray bottle of water out. But she can’t help herself. Whatever she is into she can’t stay away from long. Then she gets sprayed and she turns and looks at me like I’ve betrayed her.
Now she’s fallen asleep on the little table next to my recliner. Yesterday she was lolling about on there and fell off the side. I guess she forgets how big she is.
Oh, I nearly forgot to show you the boho pillow shams I ordered from Amazon.com. They were $5.90 a piece! They’re so soft.
If you’re interested they had many colors available. Here is the link.
When I washed them I figured I was going to have to iron them. But I took them out of the wash and laid them across chairs and when dry they didn’t have a wrinkle in them.