Mums the Word

IMG_7233I’m itching to get my front pots planted for Fall. Plant materials are everywhere from the grocery to the garden centers and next to pumpkins there are mounds and mounds of mums. Easy to drop in a pot or to line up in a window box, these are autumn crowdpleasers.

Choose ones with the buds so they will last longer and for more care tips, check out this checklist from Better Homes & Gardens.IMG_7236 IMG_7239 IMG_7241IMG_4539Fall officially kicks off in a week. Mums the word!

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Remembering Our Military Vets

DSC_0275Amidst the bar-b-cues, boat outings and general merrmiment of a long weekend is a day with meaning. I decided that I didn’t have enough flags on the house, so I’ve added them to the window boxes, as a sign of gratitude to the men and women who serve and have served.

Many of our families have served in the military, so today I want to honor my family members who served so bravely.

My great-uncle John, was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII and lived to tell about it. My Uncle John, is a physician and enlisted after medical school and was stationed at a forbidden weather station in Newfoundland, during the Korean War. My Uncle Marion wa drafted into the Navy (in the middle of his residency at Vanderbilt Medical) and was sent to Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Sanctuary were he operated on numerous soldiers and civilians. My Uncle Jack served in the Air Force in Vietnam. He was a side gunner on a helicopter flying in ammo and flying out the dead and wounded. All made it home safely.DSC_0278 DSC_0272 DSC_0276 DSC_0264I fly the flag for them and all of those who have so bravely served and protected our country. Happy Memorial Day!

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Memorial Day is Near

IMG_6545-1Memorial Day Weekend is coming up (unofficial beginning of summer)! As I think about how I want to dress the house this year, I always enjoy looking back at what I’ve done before. It’s fun to change things up, so I’ll use prior years as a guide and try to give it a new twist.

So…these are from the archives.IMG_6556

IMG_6542 IMG_6568DSC_0019-1024x685IMG_6540IMG_6564Do you dress your house to fit the holidays? As one of our friends said, you could drop a foreigner in our neighborhood and they would know what holiday we’re celebrating if you look at my house.

Flags will be flying here soon!

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