Five million white mums. CHECK!
Cream cable knit pillows to the adirondack chairs. CHECK!
White pumpkins lined up. CHECK!
That's when I remembered my resolution - "TRY NEW THINGS!" Adding color to my my white, white, and white pallet is part of this challenge!
Back to the garden center I went.
I planned on nabbing a few colorful mums and calling it a day.
Red mums, CHECK!
Orange mums. CHECK!
Then- Shut the front door. Back the truck up.
My eyes told me that I was looking at BLACK petunias, but my mind went all Scooby Doo-"Huhwha?"
The tag informed me that I was holding a "Black Velvet Petunia".
I had actually exclaimed "Holy Petunia" to the woman next to me. She filled me in, explaining that these were leftovers from summer.
I'm pretty sure that the check-out girl shared in my excitement as she stopped chewing her gum and made a "mmhhm" noise and answered my "THANK YOU!" with a "Not a problem." It was the most animated I've ever seen her.
So...lot's of cutting edge things going on around here. Pumpkins of color, a rainbow of mums and black velvet petunias. That's right. I'm wild.
|Black Velvet Petunia|
|Just look at all that color!|
|I went wild and added a PATTERNED ribbon.|
Ok, so there's still an overall "whiteness" but between the red mums and the patterned ribbon, I'm feeling as proud as Nancy Grace on Dancing With The Stars. (I'll spare you the nipple shot and tooting)