Labor Day is always the unofficial end of summer here on the lake. Most of the summer cottage people pack up their stuff, pull their boats out of the water, and bring their docks in for the year. It gets very quiet out here on the lake. Which is kind of nice after the busy summer season. Now that it’s September, I feel like it’s totally acceptable to start sharing some fall fun. Starting with my burgundy and purple Fall flower boxes.
After the long weekend, my house is a disaster! We have no food or clean laundry, but I had the itch to dig in the dirt today. So, I’m ignoring all those boring chores, and I hit up my favorite local nursery to pick up some fall flowers.
I mentioned last week I don’t love orange, so I decided to stick with the burgundy and purple fall flower box theme again. Also someone please share their window washing tips with me because mine are a mess. My son likes to be my gardening assistant, which means most of the water hits the windows instead of the flowers.
If you follow me on instagram, I shared in stories how I keep the creeping jenny (the green stuff) from the summer. I pull out the leggy overgrown petunias and impatiens. Just use a small trowel and carefully try to separate the roots. I also trim the creeping jenny back a bit with a scissors.
I kept those little white and purple flowers as well. Which one of my brilliant readers informed me were called Torenia, because I couldn’t remember. These purple Calibrachoa are a new addition for a bit more color.
I love playing around with my window boxes, and so far this has been a fun change. Here is a sneak peek of what I’m working on for the rest of the front porch.
I’m still on the hunt for pumpkins, so I won’t be sharing the rest for a few weeks yet. I have new pillow covers and a rug in the works too, so stay tuned!
So to recap I used –
- Creeping Jenny
- Burgundy Mums
- White and Purple Torenia
- Purple Calibrachoa
Hope you all had a great long weekend, and that your laundry/food situation is better than ours ;)