|Target Raffia Pumpkins|
I had a lovely weekend. I saw these Opal House raffia pumpkins online, and buzzed over to Target yesterday morning to get them before they sell out. So fun. They come in four colors and I got each plus multiples of the pink. I am waiting a couple more weeks to get real pumpkins for the front entrance - not sure how long they last with this heat and humidity. I have read that heat and humidity speed up the rotting process, and ideal temps are in the 50s, not the 80s. So I will enjoy these darling raffias ones inside for the time being.
And I bought some beautiful hydrangeas for my newest barnacle vase - now these vases are popping up everywhere. It's funny how once something is on your radar screen, they seem to be everywhere! Guess whereI found this huge navy blue one?
|Hydrangeas in my newest barnacle vase from HG!!!|
I planted a grouping of white African irises in the garden. Gardening here is so wonderful. African irises are quite beautiful but seriously easy to grow. And very water-wise of course since much of Africa is hot and arid. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia had a wonderful water-wise garden in Alexandria and I learned a lot working on it.
Today I am working on my topiary alligator. I found the most stunning succulents for it. More on this later this week. Can you believe I found a succulent that is gray with pink - it's so pretty!