The cooler air has moved in at last and this past week I did a bit of outdoor refreshing. Each year the stoop is a bit different only because I cannot remember what I have done from one year to the next. I did a bit of shopping in Lancaster County this year and found such pretty pumpkins. The cantaloupe and gray are my favorites.
The mums were enormous and almost too heavy to lift into the car. I probably should have chosen an orange or deep red but I couldn’t resist the pink for the back steps.
The Osage Orange tree in my neck of the woods outdid itself this year and dropped oranges galore. Trip #1 and I came home with just enough to fill two planters. Trip #2 tomorrow so I can fill two more planters near the side door and a couple of bowls for inside the house as well.
Stopped off at a garden shop this morning Home and Garden Culture that I have driven past for 10 years. Not once did I ever stop in thinking it was all whirlygigs and garden flags. Boy was I wrong. The place is amazing.
These finial planter boxes are at the top of my list. They would replace the get-the-job-done boxes I have presently holding the topiary. These suckers weigh a ton as they are metal and cost a small fortune. Too bad for me as the rest of the inventory was very reasonably priced and mostly on sale.
There was so much more but I ran out of time. They have a great website though and I am about to dive into it as one can never have too many concrete garden pots/urns!