Friday, August 30, 2013

Savoring Summer

It's been a while since we last posted.  Kids, summer and school have had our attention lately.
Although summer is officially over, due to the new school year, the girls and I just can't resist taking advantage of the warm nights.  As the girls ran through the sprinkler for probably the last time, I realized I never shared with you my favorite find of the summer.
 
Before we had left for our Forth of July trip to the cabin, I had seen these boxwood topiary at The Home Depot.  I was in love!  They were fab.  But way to much at $100 each.  Still a great price though!  After the trip, everything was on sale, and I couldn't believe there were still some left.....at 50% off!!!
I got two of them for $50 each.  Now I just need to figure out how to keep them alive through the winter!  Any ideas?
 
These pots were actually hanging baskets that were also on sale for under $8 each.  I bought a ton of them and put them all around the patio, in pots, and window boxes.  I saved a bundle! 
 

Although I will miss my beautiful roses, and flowering pots, I can't wait for fall.  It's my favorite season!  I look forward to mums, pumpkins, and falling leaves.  Maybe I'll be lucky and find a great deal for some fall planting as well.  Speaking of planting.....the Fall is a great time to plant!  Plus, most nurseries have all their stock on sale too. 

2 comments:

  1. I bought two small boxwood plants this spring and planted them in containers. I left them outside for a few weeks, and have brought them into my enclosed, climate-controlled sunroom, and I love the look. If you don't have a sunroom, try a sunny place in your home for overwintering. You could look for a couple of those plant dollies that have casters for easy moving. Good luck - I really like the topiaries.

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  2. I love looking at all your flowers. So pretty. The topiary's are beautiful. Great find and great price. I bet if you bring them in to a place that gets sun they will be ok. You might want to call a nursery and see what they say. Have a great Labor Day.
    Kris

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