A Touch of Autumn

Autumn officially arrived yesterday bringing with it chilly evenings, cool mornings and lovely sunny, warm days.  Very nice.  So of course, I headed up to the pumpkin stands to get more things for the window boxes.  I have been gathering bittersweet over the last  few days.   Bittersweet grows in many places and since it damages trees, I never feel guilty about cutting it and using it in Fall decorations.  It is quite beautiful.

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Such color!

I started with the front.


A mum and pumpkin for the steps and Indian corn for the door….

IMG_4691…and pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn for the window box…with a splash of bittersweet.  

IMG_4688The side window boxes also got done.

And the little shed.


A few mums add more color.

But some of the window boxes still have summer flowers blooming.


They will stay for awhile.

The coop got a  hanging mum..


..but the window box still has summer flowers.  

It is just the beginning of Autumn…plenty of time to add more pumpkins and mums.  There is still color in the gardens..

IMG_4655These nasturtiums are stunning and still quite happy.

IMG_4680 IMG_4681And the marigolds are glorious.

IMG_4659Alyssum seems to go on forever!


And these Clara Curtis mums are late bloomers.  They shimmer in the sun and the bees love them.

IMG_4628IMG_4629Some of last year’s mums have returned.  

IMG_4620And with the cooler weather, the borage has decide to have another go…..

Autumn has arrived….the season is changing…but the gardens are not quite done yet!

IMG_4685🍁Happy Fall everyone! 🍁

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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6 Responses to A Touch of Autumn

  1. Joanne says:

    The side window boxes complete the look. Your front door belongs in House Beautiful!

  2. wspines says:

    Everything looks so wonderful Patti, The hanging Mum is a wonderful idea and I have just the basket for one. Thanks for the great idea.. You are ready for fall. Lets get together soon.

  3. I always enjoy your fall window box posts. 🙂 Beautiful.

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