I love this stretch of time----between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I don't adore the hot weather, but I am crazy about pulling out my patriotic decorations and enjoying the dickens out of them.
Today, I'll share a little of what I'm up to in the patriotic decorating department. First, here is my concrete Uncle Sam. This is his second year to reside in front of my Home Run roses. I think I must have a love affair with concrete stuff. My three verandas are concrete, as well as THE STONE RABBIT and his many little friends. Anyway, I bought Uncle Sam at the Greenwood Garden Show last year. He has a few inches of rebar coming out of this "feet" (base) and he is about 34 inches tall. My husband pounded a long, hollow, metal pipe into the spot where I wanted him located. The rebar piece goes right into the pipe and Uncle Sam stays firmly in place.
Uncle Sam proudly holds the American flag, which is wildly waving in our strong Missouri wind.
On a wall of my Breezeway Veranda, I have another favorite patriotic decoration. I bought this flag holder from Vickie who owned Old Glory in Greenwood, MO.. Sadly, her shop was destroyed in a fire a few years ago, but she now has an amazing location in the back of the Greenwood Antique Mall. I think she has even more space now. She specializes in Americana decor---antique and new. Her skills at selection and display of product is outstanding. I am amazed every time I stroll through her area in the mall.
Even the Mop Bucket Herb Garden is sporting a little flag. Most of the herbs are thriving.
Unfortunately, the Rosemary bit the dust. I replaced it with Mint. I know that baby will live!! I look forward to a Mint Julep or two on the various Verandas again this year.
THE STONE RABBIT loves my little collection of 48 Star Flags. He said he loves this time of year, too. The hot weather doesn't bother him and he thinks his coloring pops when surrounded by the patriotic hues.
He can get pretty cocky at times. Dana