So, my weekend list of projects was twice as long as i actually had time for (as usual). But I did manage to accomplish a few outdoor things to get the house pretty for fall.
First the easy stuff, we bought a few pumpkins, some mums and a new pot for the front stoop. Pretty basic stuff, but it changes the whole look of your entryway. I love getting ready for fall. It makes me start thinking about pumpkin pie and hot toddies.
Next, i planted about 50 bulbs in our flower patch. Sounds easy, but it took hours and the yard is now a huge mess. I've never planted bulbs before so the whole thing is a big experiment. The package said to plant the bulbs about 4 inches apart and 4-6 inches deep. I was very diligent about this at first but by the time i had dug hole number 20, I was just throwing the bulbs in as fast as I could. I planted a variety of flowers with varying heights, but I kept them all in a similar color paletter for a similar look. I choose yellows, blues and whites to match the exterior colors of our house, planting the tallest ones in the back and shortest in the front. It was a difficult task, but I think it will pay off. So, we'll let the cold air do its work and in 6 months we'll see how this little experiment goes.