It's beginning to look like fall here...
Have you seen the October issue of Southern Living magazine??
As you can see, I haven't gone too crazy! I added my wreath and a couple of pots of crotons. I used a couple of black bistro chairs as plant stands. I also added a few pumpkins...for that 'pop' of orange.
The crotons pack a punch for adding seasonal color:
(I plan to add a small pot of ornamental cabbage, to the right of the chair, in this hole...lol!)
UPDATED PHOTO: I got my ornamental cabbage and a few more pumpkins and squash!!
As you can see, I haven't added my seasonal flowers (pansies and mums), just yet. It's still very warm here. However, my sweet potato vine and vincas are still going strong in my urns!
Here are my vincas in the landscape:
Once the temps cooled a bit; and we got a litle rain, these plants really started to spread!
These will probably stay until the first frost kills them off. (Gotta get my money's worth out of them!) The same holds true for my large urns of sweet potato vines:
UPDATE: I added an ornamental cabbage, additional pumpkins, and squash to this side, too!
I usually use a wreath that is very 'leafy'. This year, I chose to do something with more fall accents:
I love the combination of the pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones...
Love the mossy detail here...
I also adorned the entry with two pumpkins flanking the front door. I added a leopard print bow and a floral sprig to the stems; and hot glued my signature crosses to the front.
(A pot of ornamental cabbage will be flanking my little sign.)
UPDATE: Got my ornamental cabbage!!
That's my fall entry, so far. Later, the pansies and fall flowers will be added; but, in the meantime, here are some of my summer flowers/plants...still going strong!
My knockout roses:
My elephant ears and jasmine:
And my yuccas:
So, as you can see, it is still very warm here! While the calendar officially says it's fall, we have a few more weeks before it truly begins to feel like fall. Hopefully, I have captured a little bit of the autumn season, here. I hope you have enjoyed your visit!! Have a great day!!
Verse for today: "...Choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 25:14