Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween House Tour


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Thought since I am getting ready to take some of these pretty things down tomorrow I have better show them to your first.

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I love the holidays and decorate for every single one…. I think!  There is a huge amount of boxes, bags and cabinets of holiday stuff in my basement.  And I need to get rid of even more…. but I just can’t seem to help myself.  I love it all.

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But I love the colors of fall the most.  My kitchen walls are pumpkin and sage.  It looks fall all year, but it just glows right now.

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Mason Jars and a hand held mixer.  I will be storing seeds in these soon.  My junk has a purpose!  Lol…

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I love the worn handle on the mixer…. I think this one was hubby’s grandmas.

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My mom’s kitchen is all chickens… I just have this one….  so far!

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This hangs on the patio door.

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Some greenery from my countertop.

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Some black crows in the living room.

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A collection of fall things on my TV cabinet…. the branches is from annual baby’s breath!  It dried fantastic, one more reason to grow it.

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I have little pumpkins everywhere.

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These are in my dining room,

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But this is my favorite “fall” item…. a painting that was done for my grandparents of the house I grew up in….

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My parents bought it when I was three.  It was the “home place” of our family farm. 

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We lived there until I was 18, and now it looks much different.  But I think it is such a blessing to have a painting of your childhood home, just as you remember it.

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And the fall leaves in it just are perfect.  They are huge maples I remember playing under.  The one on the left is gone now.  It looks a bit odd when I go by there not to see it.

Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend with your families.  We are mowing one last time and then putting up the hoses and gardening things for the year.  Which is fine because I am now thinking pretty hard about where the trees are going this year.  I am guessing I will start the Christmas decorating in a few days!  Lol… It takes me about 2 weeks to do it every year. 

Lol…. Happy Halloween….Brooke

Friday, October 29, 2010

Last FF of October

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In the Fairy Rose Garden we still have quite a bit of blooms.
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Even a hollyhock is still blooming.  You can see this area from my dining room window.  The seed for this white hollyhock is available here.
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The front walk annuals from seed are still going strong.
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My little baby Jap. Maple…. so darn cute.  I really hope it makes it there.
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Ver. Hydrangea is really vibrant in the cool weather.
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Autumn Fire Sedum….. a must have in my book.
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Love anything that even looks like berries! 
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Vibrant purple blooms are always welcome.
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My pink double KO’s are still going strong.
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The best for last….. An Indian Summer Hollyhock…. I have this one in stock too.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Autumn Tryst

What is a Tryst?
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Tryst –  an arrangement to meet, especially one made privately or secretly by lovers.
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But I must say…. my Autumn Tryst should not be kept a secret….  I am in love with it and telling everyone how pretty this reblooming iris is in my garden today.
I actually have three blooming right now…. the white one Immortality that I posted this week, this one, and one getting ready to bloom called Congratulations.
I will show you a pic when it opens….but what a treat to have things still blooming in late October.  I planted these Mid-Spring of this year, so I am very happy.
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They are blooming in my Butterfly Garden.  In the back of this picture you can see my guaras…. they have came back to life this week and are blooming both white and pink flowers on the same plant.  Very pretty!
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Here is a closer shot, it is hard to photograph….but beautiful swaying in the breeze.
I will be posting more later….until then….
Happy Gardening…..Brooke


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Year In The Garden – Garden Entry

 

This is basically the entry to my garden.  As you pull in my drive and park this is the first area you see.  I try to have a lot of color in these beds all season long.

Attention….lots of roses in this post!

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April

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May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October, what it looks like now……

Wow.  I am going to miss these blooms!

I love to see the beds change…. why don’t you do a post like this too.

Send me a link so I can see your pics too!

~Brooke~