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I’ve been looking for new pots for my front porch for the past two summers and couldn’t find any that were just right. I had two perfect pots from Harper’s Statuary and Water Gardens in Harrisonburg that my mom gave me long ago, but one broke two winters ago, forcing me to use two other concrete pots that I’ve had for a good while. Those pots were ok, but not quite the shape or size that I really wanted.
Just before I went back to school, Mama and I went to Harpers to see if I could find pots that that really appealed to me. I quickly found a pot shape that I liked and then agonized over the paint color that I wanted. A week later, two pots were made and specially painted by Harper’s just for me. My sweet Mama drove back to Harper’s to pick them up and then made a special delivery to my house. They’ve sat empty for a few weeks, but now they are on display in their new home sporting two yellow mums.
Did you notice our grass? It has really stared to grow! The last few rainy days have also made Crabgrass grow along with the new pretty grass. A pre emergent herbicide applied in late winter along with a fertilizer feeding will take care of it. A frost will kill the current plants, I need the pre emergent application to prevent seeds from germinating next year.
I had to dodge rain showers to take these pictures. That’s a good thing because it’s dry around here and we can really use the moisture.
This weekend I hope to change the plants in my other planters to fall. It’s time for mums and pansies! Do you have similar plans?