Suddenly . . . it's fall.
(I can't deny it any longer. Summer is gone.)
And there is MUCH to be done. Work projects. Home projects. Catching up. Just a whole lot going on right now.
Before I left for Utah (way back in September!), I purchased some mums, ornamental kale, and pansies. I planned to re-fresh my containers for fall as I cleaned up around the garden.
I want fall color and texture at my entry way.
I want to look out my kitchen window and see some bright pops of color in an otherwise turning bleak garden.
But I've had a tough time finding the time for gardening -- especially now that the daylight is so limited, and I can't garden in the evenings any longer.
What's a gardener to do?
This one takes some short cuts!
I empty my containers (of their now-dying summer plants and used-up soil), place weight in the bottom (bricks or small buckets of rocks) so they don't tip over in a breeze, and then just pop the fall plants - still in their nursery containers - right in!
Certainly not "proper gardening."
But it gets the job done.
I get pops of fall color and texture without a huge investment of my (very limited) time.
(Now to add pumpkins!)