I decided to go with different plants for the pond this year and regret it. I should have stayed with the tried and true things that I usually get.
My water iris hasn't bloomed even once, that's disappointing and I went with a different water lily. It's pretty however, doesn't bloom as many flowers as the ones I'm used to. It's small:
I just had to go for something purple! This is the third day it's been out, so it isn't the best photo but you can get the idea. Next year, the old larger ones!
And here is a good close up of one of the frogs. It is so hard for me to believe this once was a tiny tadpole!
My cosmos are still going strong! Just look at the size of this one!
The sweet peas are starting to show signs of giving up, but I still have a lot left. It's amazing to me how such a small flower can smell so good and it can fill a room with scent! Wish you could smell them!
I love how I have different shades of maroon and pink then different shades of purples and they work so well together!
It was time to put new seat covers on my dining room chairs. It's not easy finding fabrics anymore, not too many places to buy it. Only craft shop that has a decent selection is JoAnn's and oh my goodness are they expensive for upholstery fabric!
They have the beautiful designer material on sale right now for 50% off but that still means around $40 a yard on sale! I don't think so. They had a smaller selection of light weight upholstery fabrics for a nice price but I couldn't find anything I really liked and I didn't want to settle.
Purchasing online made me nervous, can't feel it or know if the colors were true to the photos. Most places will send you swatches but even those are on the expensive side! Let's face it, go to eBay and you can find a good bargain. I found so many fabrics that I just loved, it was hard to decide!
I wanted to change these:
Into something fun and funky retro. This is the fabric I finally decided on:
And this is what happened to my chairs:
And I had just enough to make a matching tablecloth!