These last few weeks of warm weather have me thinking about potting up some fall flowers. The winter pansies are being offered now and I don't want to miss the opportunity to have these precious flowers to cheer me all winter long.
We are doing some deck work, so I moved my temporary potting bench down to the side yard.
Here I have access to water and beautiful sunshine to work my magic.
I used my repurposed soda crate (see how I transformed it here) http://beatriceeuphemievintagecottagestyle.blogspot.com/2012/08/repurposed-soda-crate.html
It holds supplies and tiny bottles to use as vases.
The cobalt bottle was my Dear Mother's. She loved cobalt blue and had a small collection on her kitchen window sill. I will find just the right flower for that tiny treasure.
The white cold cream jar was found at an abandoned homesite on the side of our little mountain. There was once a coal mining town near here, complete with a saloon and hotel! My children and I found quite a few bottles still in one piece, including a collection of these cold cream jars.
The white flowers are wild morning glory. Don't let their pristine beauty fool you, though. These are very invasive and every year I try to make a bargain with them by letting them grow in certain places. They reward me with these delicate flowers that last only one day.
This winsome Garden Angel will bless my plantings.
Everything I need to create some lovely potted arrangements is right here.
The garden signs were gifts from my sweet sis-in-law all the way from New Hampshire.
Soil and tin pails
And a chippy, weathered chair.
My own little corner of Paradise!
What are you planting this season?