I have mixed feelings about today being the first day of fall. This has been such a great summer that I can’t believe it’s over and kind of wish it’d last forever. But I love the fall season and the cool mornings (it was 38 degrees one morning last week!) and changing leaves do have me eager from crisp days and fall activities.
I jumped the gun a little bit and got a bunch of mums for our front porch. I’m going to do a few more for the back of our house and by our rocking chairs– where it’s finally nice enough to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or sit to do some work in the afternoon.
My pups are loving the decorations… seriously. I usually let them out in the morning (we got an invisible fence!) and run back inside to start the coffee while they’re doing their thing. Last week, I went out to let them back in and couldn’t find them. Instantly I panicked thinking they had escaped the fence or something and it was still dark out. I ran upstairs to grab shoes and a robe and was literally about to canvas the neighborhood. But nope. They were both sitting pretty on the porch steps just having themselves a relaxing morning.
I had a bunch of questions about where I got the baskets for the mums and I wish I had a more exciting answer… I just picked them up at the garden center. There are so many great local garden centers around our town and neighboring towns. I’ve been popping into a different one every month or so to get the lay of the land. My favorite so far is The Farm at Green Village. It feels like a mecca for all things gardening!!