Pretty Fall Planters

If you’re like me, most of the flowers in your planters were sufficiently dead by mid-August.  However, it seemed silly to plant more summer blooms when I knew that they, too, would soon die in the summer heat.  Little by little, I started pulling out the flowers as they met their demise.  By the time fall rolled around, I was left with my vinca vine and those spiky things that look great in the middle of pots.

For a simple seasonal update, I added a few pansies and some creeping Jenny to the survivors and Voila!  I had beautiful fall planters with very little effort and money.

Peonies pop in the Spring!

We both live in older homes previously owned by women who loved to garden and we are reaping the benefits of their labor.

We love the peonies best because of their beauty, fragrance and the way they arrange so effortlessly in a vase.

Consider planting these tubers in your own yard and surrounding yourself with blooms every spring.  Here is a link we like that can help you get started – How to grow peonies.