I had picked 9 pumpkins by the end of August, but I convinced myself to wait until September to put them out (thanks to the advice of my Facebook friends).
Once Labor Day hit, I put out the pumpkins and planted a few $1.50 mums in the pots where my poor petunias had kick the bucket.
Last year, we threw the old pumpkins from the window boxes at my mother-in-law and father-in-law’s house. It grew a tons of little pumpkins, perfect for the window boxes. I traded them 2 big pumpkins for a sack full of these little guys. I think that’s a great deal. =)
Since it’s been really lovely and cool in our neck of the woods, I also felt festive enough to pull out our other fall decor. I have about 5 tubs of autumn decorations, and I’ve decided to buy nothing new this year besides the mums. (This sounds intuitive, but I have a weakness for seasonal items. I usually end up picking up something or other at Kohl’s or Michael’s. In fairness, I’m spending very little time shopping outside of the hardware store, so it’s not difficult to avoid.)
I clearly err on the side of less is more. Ha!
I spent little time (about an hour) and little money (only the $10 on mums) decorating this year, but I’m really pleased with all the pumpkins, leaves and fall colors. I’ve even been burning seasonal candles (although I really love these scents all year).
I guess I just enjoy bringing out new decorations with the seasons, because it gives me an excuse to change things up. Plus, with the amount of time we’re spending at the other house, it’s nice to come home to all the festivity.
I think I like this year’s decorations best.
Have you decorated for fall? Or do you decorate at all?