This past week started off with Labor Day. It was nice to have a day off. We went to the zoo and then after we got back, I got out the fall decorations. I know it isn’t officially fall until towards the end of the month, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. Maybe the decorations will bring cooler temps? One can only hope! The rest of the week was pretty typical. I did spend a decent chunk of time today removing the broom plants from their pots at the side of the house. They got really damaged during February’s frost and just weren’t doing well all-around. I think they would have been happier if they had been planted in the ground where the roots had more room to spread out. Or maybe there was too much sun where they were…who knows? Regardless, I went to Lowe’s for replacement plants and ended up with blue salvia plants. They should be able to withstand the heat…we’ll see what happens when the cold winter temps hit. It’s hard finding plants that can withstand both our baking summers and our frigid Februaries. Paul also mentioned that he could see the beginnings of baby pumpkins at the base of some of the flowers on the pumpkin plant…so we might actually get a pumpkin or two from it!