This weekend, for the first time in my life (that I can remember), I got my hands dirty with some soil and potted some flowers. The buddies are Geraniums, Marigolds, and Vincas, hanging out with their friends the Asparagus Ferns. I feel a great sense of pride in these buds in their new little homes that are now adorning our back porch, patio and front pillars. Dan and I also assembled our patio and porch furniture... which means we are almost officially ready for autumn evenings. We are one barbecue grill away from having a fully functional backyard. Here's what the patio looks like now. Hooray!