On a horse farm out in the sticks of Leeds, Alabama is a lovely home with some great fall containers and a creative living wreath. Thanks, Melissa Wise Salem, my sweet sister-in-love, for sharing your handiwork!
Great work, Denise Meier!
Time for Fall!
One of the goals of this blog is to instill a joy of gardening in the next generation. It made my heart glad this morning when I saw this little girl exploring the seeds on the liriope. She was in her best Sunday clothes yet her parents were allowing her to get up close and dirty in the garden outside our church.
I wasn’t going to break the news to her that she didn’t really need all those seeds to get the lirope to spread – it will do that quite easily on its own.
She was just so adorable I HAD to take her picture!
|This summer, my little Aiden was thrilled to help me unload some plant samples from Proven Winners plants|
Hoping to see the evolution of a budding plant nerd!
|This vendor’s scarecrow might have been a self-portrait…|
|My friend Trisha Shirey chatting up one of the scarecrows.|
This past week I was putting Nandina Firepower, Nandina Sienna Sunrise or Nandina Obsession in containers. There were a few folks who thought the slightly tinted green shub was a little boring. “Give me a few weeks”, I say. These will be far from boring. These photos are of a simple planting I did a few years back of Nandina and orange pansies.
The cold weather transforms these little green meatball shrubs into flaming accent pieces.
|These planters of camellia, Autumn fern ajuga, carex grass, and vinca vine were planted at the door of this same house|
This is a shout out to the extremely creative Jason Reeves and his creative use of plants and garden art. I love succulents and he “cooked up” a fabulous display of succulent plants in this exhibit a few years back.
Some fun container ideas from the Independent Garden Show in Chicago
A visit to Quebec took me to the beautiful botanical garden Parc du Bois Coulonge
|lovin’ the begonia!|
I do love a fabulous window box!
And containers with canna, euphorbia Diamond Frost, and celosia
|great combination of bronze and gold foliage|
Bonfire begonia and lysimachia
Sea holly – Echinops ritro
|Astilbe and Hosta|
|a Helen Battersby sighting!|
made for the shade
a few of the sights in the garden were as breathtaking as the delicate glass
|Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper|
|Artemisia and Black Pearl Pepper|
|The glory of sedum|