It is time to re-do our decorative planters for Fall. I didn't go crazy, just added a splash of color. I try to keep up with the garden on the sidewalk in order to reinforce that someone cares and lives here (since we live and garden in a city.)
Urban gardening tip:
Place heavy pots in areas where you don’t want someone to sit or stand.
If pots are kept updated with flowers, they are less likely to be used as trashcans.
I learned giving a toddler dead pieces of day lilies (which I really ought to be pulling out) serves as a good time occupier. Also these act as play swords, but are softer than sticks so I don’t worry about safety.
As usual, any toys I brought into the stroller were ignored. Pots and plant markers are a hit. I keep plant markers under a rock on the patio and bust them out when I need to get her attention. I regularly wear my child, but lately she gets uncomfortable when I bend over while she is worn on my back. So our trusty Bumbleride Indie made the afternoon of gardening possible.
My gardening is intentional and simply cannot be time consuming. I work quickly.
Gardening used to be a more relaxing hobby. Now it is rewarding, but not always relaxing. I love watching things grow, growing our own food, and the decorative aspect. However, with a toddler in tow, I cannot devote time to a perfectly planting and weeded flower bed.
I just get it done.
This is the bare minimum of my fall planting and decorating.
As the seasons change, how do you decorate outside?