This weekend in Little Rock, the weather was gorgeous. After a hard, long rain on Friday, we woke up Saturday to fall temperatures, sunshine and a cool breeze. It was heaven.
I started my weekend with Mrs. Aubri Duran – we grabbed breakfast at a cute little place here called The Red Door. We sat on the patio and visited for a couple hours. It was such a treat, and I couldn’t be happier that Aubri moved back to Little Rock after two years in Fort Worth.
After that, I decided to run all my errands. I got toilet paper, dog food, dog toothpaste and ear cleaner, I got my watch battery fixed and rings cleaned, I returned a Redbox and then, on a whim, I decided I’d use the rest of my day to enjoy the fall weather and spruce up our backyard.
Things to do in the backyard:
1) prune and rejuvenate our two, suffering ferns
2) buy pots for ferns – in a fun, bright color
3) purchase mums (I love bright mums for fall – they’re so low maintenance and provide abundant blooms)
4) buy a hanging plant for the back deck, bc we have decorative hanging plant hooks on the house from the previous owner and have never used them.
5) re-plant my FAMOUS diy log stump tables
So, I headed to The Home Depot. A helpful man in the garden section caught me struggling to pick out pots for the ferns and he ended up selling me potting soil. Didn’t know I needed that. Just figured you stick the plant in the black Home Depot container straight into the pot. LOL. He was so nice.
Mums were on sale for $1.98/quart and $6.78/2 gallons … woot! I bought two little yellows, three little purples, and two big yellows! And I got a hanging basket of purple and white petunias on sale for $7-something!
Then, I decided I didn’t like any of the pots for the ferns – not bright enough – so I decided I’d spray paint them a fun color. I ended up with Fire Orange – a bright but kind of burnt orange – as the color I wanted to brighten up our back deck. As for the pots, I chose three plastic in a terra cotta color for the ones I’d spray paint (two big fern pots and one smaller pot for yellow mums), and two lime green plastic pots for the the other thing of yellow mums and the purple mums. I figured lime and orange would be nice for all seasons, but especially for the fall!
Below, pictures showcasing how my backyard sprucing went!
In October, I’ll add pumpkins for added Halloween/Thanksgiving/Autumn allure!
HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!