Hello all lovers of fall! I thought it would be nice to celebrate the arrival of autumn by revisiting one of my favorite posts of 2012 for this week's blog parties. Hope it inspires you to enjoy all the beauty fall has to offer!
Happy Autumn morning! Won't you take a little walk outside with me and look at the fall beauty in my front yard garden and porch? The air is cool and crisp, there is a magical mist in the air and the colors are delightful...
The Celtic girl in me loves fall magic! Cead Mile Failte~"a hundred thousand (Autumn) welcomes!"
Here around my porch garden I specifically planted the purple coleus, ornamental grass, and shamrocks in the late summer to compliment the fall colors of pumpkins, gourds, and ornamental kale. And now, the time has come!
A mix of my favorite pumpkin varieties, autumn kale, mums, and old urns.
The leaves strewn about from last night's rain add the perfect finishing touch.
Instead of using plants in my large urn this year, I decided to top it with a colossal, unique pumpkin. I was at the right place at the right time when I was pumpkin browsing at a local nursery. I snatched this big fairytale pumpkin right as it was unloaded off the cart. I love its Halloween "patina" of orange and mottled dark green, so dark its almost black.
Creepy crows and a rusty cage add whimsy to the garden.
Long-lasting herbs, bright mums, and a rusty vintage spade...garden love.
Here is a sneak peak of this year's window box. I am loving that salvaged lead glass window I purchased for $1 at an estate sale over a year ago. I finally found a spot for it which is far better than letting the spiders hang out on it in the basement. I would love to show you more, but its getting really bright as the sun is coming up and its hard to get good pictures. For now, I'm going back inside to snuggle up in my favorite leather chair with a cozy blanket, coffee and some more fall pinspiration.
Hope you'll come back a little later this fall and I'll show you more. Thanks for joining me! Enjoy the rest of this lovely autumn day!
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