Last summer I got a late start in sprucing up the front entrance of Fancy Pants Ranch.
I think this photo was from July.
This summer I decided to be ahead of the curve.
With some valuable assistance from my Mom and $175 at the gardening center, we hit Memorial Day weekend running.
Fancying ourselves as urban farmers, we added some crops this year in the form of a green bean plant, a tomato plant, two strawberry plants, a salad container, and lots of herbs.
Total yield thus far:
- One salad (picked and consumed the day the planter was purchased, subsequently all lettuces eaten by chipmunks)
- Three green beans
- Two strawberries
- Zero tomatoes (although that plant has taken off like crazy and I am still keeping my fingers crossed)
But the best purchases of all were two solar powered butterfly lights.
Here they are in the day:
Here’s a professional shot at night:
They change colors every few seconds, which the kids love to watch.
I never really thought about decorating for night until now, but these colorful lights add so much.
Hope you’re having a great weekend!