I know, you would think I would be sharing pictures of planting mums, not hydrangeas! It all started when I casually went looking for fall pansies. No pansies to be found, but instead all kinds of shrubs on sale. I had no idea this is the time of year to buy... not just on sale, but "let me make you a bargain so I can clear out my nursery to make room for Christmas trees". Justus and I both looked at each other and I knew we were thinking the exact same thing - looks like we'll be planting this weekend.
We had 28 shrubs sitting in our front lawn and then we were trying to figure out where and what we were going to do with all of them!
Ever since we tore out all kinds of ground cover four years ago in the front, we haven't planted anything in that space. It was on the list, but just one of the many things we hadn't gotten to yet. So Justus tilled, we planted and Justus even ran to the store to pick up a quick load of mulch just to see how our beds would look finished. Now we're wondering how we went this long!
Once we finish the mulch, the beds will wrap around the entire front and sides of the house. Yesterday afternoon we sat on the swing for a while and I was thinking how pretty everything would hopefully look in five years... and then I realized I would have an 11 year old in five years, and I couldn't think further than that! ;-)
Next on my list (once we finish the mulch, of course): more mums, pumpkins and pansies for the planters. I did get out my fall pillow covers though!
Love these burgundy leaves...
When we finished the chicken coop, I planted two boxwood on each side of the door. This weekend we added more slowwww-growing boxwood to match on the side of the coop. So maybe we'll get to enjoy these in about 20 years or so. ;-)
Hope you had a great weekend!