Logan plays so hard he was red in the face & his hair was soaking wet. It was hot! About this point he told us "I want to go home". Poor thing wore himself out. We left & I didn't do much the rest of the day. Katie & baby Quinn were at LSU for the Alumni Volleyball events so I took a nap & Dean & I went to Mass & out to dinner at Monjuni's. It was delicious as usual. While I was at the walk Dean was out buying a new toy.
It's called a "Primo Oval XL". It's one of those ceramic cookers like the "Big Green Egg". Dean's little Weber grill that he's had for 20 years is on it's last leg so it was time for something new. It's not often Dean spends money on himself so I'm glad he decided to get this. We'll get a ton of use out of it. I plan to stain & seal the table. We've already had chicken that he cooked on it & it was delicious. Not the least bit dry.
Sunday morning we were up bright & early. Thanks Quinn!! HA! Seriously, Katie & Quinn were leaving early to go to Mass & get on the road back to Texas & we wanted to make sure we saw them before they left.
She looked so cute all dressed for Mass. Quinn is one of happiest babies I know. She was all smiles all weekend. After they left Dean & I went to Lowe's. I honestly think Dean would rather set me loose in a shoe store than the garden center at Lowe's. At least shoes don't require any work once I get them home!
I got the pot at Lowe's. I love the colors. The top is more of a brown/rust color but it goes great with the red I have around the patio. I was never a blue fan but I love it now & especially for outside stuff. I bought the plant too. It's a Ballerina Blue Fuchsia. It only wants shade so I have it on the patio. It also attracts hummingbirds. I put all my feeders out too. I haven't seen any of the little guys yet but I'm ready.
I bought 2 hanging ferns. I've NEVER had luck with ferns, or anything else hanging for that matter, but I'm going to try again. I'm not crazy about the black pots but for the last few years I used my hanging baskets with the brown stuff that lines them & I'm thinking that could be why I haven't had good luck. We'll see.
I have a bed in another part of my yard that needed something. I decided that I wanted another Knock Out Rose. I've had a lot of luck with those. They bloom like crazy all throughout the spring & summer. I wanted a yellow one & Lowe's didn't have it so we stopped at Louisiana Nursery. I didn't end up with a yellow one. I got a "White Out Knock Out". I've never seen white before & I decided I wanted something different.
There was another spot in the yard that needed something so I got a yellow Hibiscus.
I saw these & wanted them. I knew I could find a place for them. They're "Easy Wave Blue" Petunia's. The color in the picture is off. They don't look blue at all. For my peeps that know LSU's colors, they look exactly like LSU purple. They're so pretty! I moved something around & put them in this pot. They also had a very pretty lavender color that I love & may end up with. I need to find a spot for them!
All the mulch has been put down too. I think we ended up somewhere around 110 bags. I love how it looks. We just have a few more things to do & the yard will be where we want it. For now anyway.