Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall Iris Blooms and Color in the Gardens...

Happy Halloween...

I don't really do Halloween, we do Happy Fall...
But I did want to give you a treat....

So today I am sharing the iris blooming at my mailbox!This area looks so pretty in the fall with the grasses and evergreens.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Oranges and Yellows in our Back Gardens....

Just a quick hello this evening...
To share some of the lovely fall color in our back gardens.
I just love this mum and its large frilly petals.

Happy Fall!

xxx...Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube.  She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs.  
    
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Covered Bridge Festival 2014

 Let's take a little road trip about two hours north of me....
To the Covered Bridge Festival.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall on the Butterfly Hill and Tuesday Garden Party 10/21

Welcome to the Tuesday Garden Party at Creative Country Mom's!
Fall, beautiful fall in Indiana.
The sun has finally came back out...and the rains have stopped.
So lets take a peek at the Butterfly Hill....
The high winds and rain have beat off the majority of our leaves.
But the evergreens and the grasses are lovely.
Color is magnified and dramatic in the fall gardens.
Of course, it makes me a little sad to see it die back.
But that will just make Spring twice as sweet.

What am I doing in the gardens this week?

Not too much.
Little weeding... and still have a big bag of tulips to plant.
Mostly just enjoying the pretty days and lovely colors.

Can't wait to see what you share this week!

If your garden is pretty much done for the year....
share a favorite post from this summer!




Thank you for sharing all your gardening progress, wisdom and inspiration with us each week! When you link your post here it will automatically be seen on all FIVE blogs - all you have to do is link to ONE of our sites. Feel free to follow our Tuesday Garden Party Pinterest board where you may get a sneak peak of our weekly favorites and features, and search and follow #TuesdayGardenParty on any of your social media!


Today’s Tuesday Garden Party comes to you from Michelle of SimplifyLiveLove.

Happy Tuesday from lovely Boston! I packed up my kids last week and the five of us drove to upstate New York. We wanted to visit a great friend of ours and also needed to head East because my husband and I had business meetings in Boston. If you've never visited the Northeast in the fall, you are really missing out. It's my first time here, and I have loved every single minute. The turning leaves are just so beautiful and we've had such a nice time out East. I don't have any awesome gardening advice to impart this week, but check out some of the things we've seen as we traversed Boston Common Gardens, Beacon Hill, downtown Boston, the North End of Boston, and walked along the Charles River. Image if you will, 2 moms, 1 dad, and 7 kids - walking the streets of Boston. It's been so funny.

The fall window baskets are amazing out here and we absolutely loved all of the parks. We found community gardens for school kids and visited the duckling pond at Boston Commons. Did you read the awesome kids book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey? We had such a nice time seeing all of the sights. My husband heads back to Iowa via plane today, but the kids and I go back to New York with my friend, Robin, for more adventures before we finally head drive to Iowa to bed the garden down for the winter! Stay tuned for more fun posts about our homeschooling on the road adventures.

Featured posts from last week’s party


Grow a Good Life - Fill Your Pantry with Homegrown Carrots - carrots are my favorite kid friendly crop to grow. We never end up with enough to can, but I can dream right?

A Guide to Northeastern Gardening - Autumn Blooms - I adore the flower photos in this post!

My Overflowing Cup - Make-Ahead Burritos - Because who couldn't use an easy freezer meal idea? And make ahead burritos are so easy and budget friendly!

Sharing Life's Abundance - The Blueberry of the Desert - Seriously?? I would love to grow pomegranates!

Our Fairfield Home and Garden - Fall Outdoor Decor - I love the fall displays with corn and pumpkins and kale and cabbage! So pretty.

And now, let’s party! I look forward to reading your posts this week!
Tuesday Garden Party - #TGP



Thanks So Much For Visiting!

xxx...Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube.  She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs.  
    
 Looking to share your own home and garden posts? 
Add them to the Tuesday Garden Party right here at 
I am linking to these wonderful parties.
*** I have recently switched to Google Plus comments, if you cannot use this program, feel free to email me directly at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.***
"Take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to thee."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Views of the Lake....

A few shots of the fall colors in our backyard today....

Tuesday Garden Party - 10/14



Time is getting away from us dear garden friends!  It seems every day the leaves are disappearing and the colors are yet to peak in Southern Indiana.  We have had rain, rain and more rain... and WIND.  Hope all the leaves don't blow off before we can enjoy them.

The garden is still blooming, but slowing way down and looking quite ragged in a few areas.  I am trying to keep weeds at bay and save a few seeds.  I will be planting bulbs by next week and pulling out spent annuals.  I cannot believe I am even thinking of this yet, but we have had some nights in the low 40's and frost just north of here.

But it has been a beautiful garden year in 2014.  If you have not been following my garden posts....

Okay I have some lovely features to share with you....


1.The Little White Cottage in the Wood's Magic In The October Sun

2.The Little Farmstead's Rustic Fall Centerpiece

3.My 1929 Charmer's Early October Garden

4. Southern Seazon's Outdoor Fall Decor

5. Bernideen's Blog's Bittersweet Tea in the Garden


Thank you for sharing all your gardening progress, wisdom and inspiration with us each week! When you link your post here it will automatically be seen on all FIVE blogs - all you have to do is link to ONE of our sites. Feel free to follow our Tuesday Garden Party Pinterest board where you may get a sneak peak of our weekly favorites and features, and search and follow #TuesdayGardenParty on any of your social media!





Thanks So Much For Visiting!

xxx...Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube.  She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs.  
    
 Looking to share your own home and garden posts? 
Add them to the Tuesday Garden Party right here at 
I am linking to these wonderful parties.
*** I have recently switched to Google Plus comments, if you cannot use this program, feel free to email me directly at creativecountrymom@gmail.com.***
"Take my life and let me be, a living prayer, my God to thee."