Well, it hasn't felt that way for the past few days, but it is still here. This past weekend, Mr. Hughes and I took baby Hughes to the Bloomin' Garden Show at the Ag Expo just outside Franklin. I have been going to this show for the past few years now for really one purpose: to buy and ultimately kill two small gardenias. I love everything about gardenias, their scent, the thick white petals, the glossy green leaves. But, they are a beast to keep alive. Mr. Hughes and I joke that we have chalk outlines around where each of them has died. But, I love them and a few weeks out of the year is worth the money that I waste on them. Last year, after trying to get them to bloom again, I gave up and put them outside, daring them to die. Well, apparently that is where they wanted to be. They bloomed again and then I let them die in the fall.
After the garden show, we went to a few of our favorite places in Franklin. We stopped by Scarlett Scales Antiques and found a great crusty planter that will be perfect on top of our future table under our future pergola on our future deck. Mr. Hughes assures me that it will be too heavy to put on the table, but I really want it there. We went to buy a few plants from Home Depot and bought some moss to fill it. I think it looks great!
My plan for the next two weekends is to paint our cabinets: uppers- China White and lowers- Revere Pewter. I'll post before and afters. I really want to get all this indoor stuff completed soon. I like to be outside just like those ridiculous gardenias!