Last week, I decided to get rid my older pots that I have in my front entry.
Years ago, I received these plants from a client who decided that she wanted fancier pots. So, I took them home, painted them bright colors and installed them by my front entry.
While they have served me well for the past 13 years, they weren’t very big, which limited what I could plant in them.
For quite some time, I have wanted to get some nice, large glazed pots. I realized that it was finally time to practice what I preach to my clients…
“Choosing colorful, glazed pots is a great way to add color to the landscape.”
So, my husband and I went out searching for three pots for our front entry.
I was thrilled to find all three at our first stop – Home Depot. The price was good and they even gave us 10% off for a small chip we noticed. No one will see the chip since it will be on the back side.
I had my plants all selected and was ready to go.
My son, Kai, offered to help. So I told him to raid the recycle trash can and get an empty milk carton, soda/water bottles and empty jars.
Kai looked at me like I was a little crazy, but he did as I asked.
He then put them into my new containers…
Can you guess why I had my containers filled with ‘trash’?
I’ll let you know why you’ll want to start collecting plastic containers for your next potting project in my next post…
Today, my daughter, Rachele, is on a plane to Chicago. She has joined the Navy.
I am so proud and happy for her!
But, I must admit that part of my heart has left with her.
I remember being sad when I held her by the hand and took her to her first day of preschool. She had her pretty dress on and her curly hair was short and cute. I stood outside her classroom for over a half hour, just watching her through the window.
Then I went home and cried.
I have done my best as her mom and it’s time for her to stretch her wings and make her way into the world.
This family photo was taken yesterday, just before Rachele left.
I just wish it didn’t have to hurt to let her go…