One or two nights have been cold enough that I was concerned about losing
the herbs potted outside on the deck.
I didn't plant sage or rosemary this year...
... but I did plant lemon thyme and parsley, combined in the urn pictured above.
Baby wanted to be part of the photo shoot (as always), so she became the focus in the first photo, with the herbs taking center stage in the second photo.
Of course Baby prefers to be the only focus, with the plants put off to the side.
The Spicy Globe Basil sits on another table in the family room. I use this in my salads, so I didn't want to lose it to an overnight frost. This plastic planter is immense, so I think I might try to replant it into something a tad smaller (and prettier). I also think that next year I'm going to go back to the large leaf basil.
Nothing to do with herbs, but I thought I'd show you this rustic old plant stand I found at a local barn sale a few weeks ago. The Wandering Jew I bought at a Woodstock yard sale (during our road trip) is now making itself at home on it.
I also brought in some perennial ground covers that we had not yet planted because I thought they'd be fun to have inside the house over the winter.
Turns out, not so much.
First of all, just look at poor Baby and how sad she looks...
As a lot of you know, the jelly cupboard is one of her favorite places to hang out...
... So much so that we eventually removed everything from the top of the cupboard so that she could sprawl out to her heart's content...
... rather than having to perch precariously on the outermost edge.
So this huge planter was just not meeting with Baby's approval at all. But in addition to Baby's nose being out of joint, they also proved to be just too hard to water.I didn't have a watertight container large enough to hold all of the groundcovers, and the pans I had inside this old wood crate just didn't do the trick.
So they were moved back outside (much to Baby's delight) and planted alongside the fence yesterday. I will attempt to keep this small, flowering plant inside over the winter, but not atop Baby's jelly cupboard.
So that's about all that's new around here this week.
I hope you're all enjoying lovely fall weather, just as we are here in the Northeast!
This week I'm joining My Romantic Home's Show & Tell Friday.