Saturday, October 05, 2013

Fall At Gatsbys Gardens

Spring is my favorite time of year but Fall runs a close second.  The colors this time of year are quite magnificent and almost rival the display of spring and summer.

The front garden is just beginning to change and again, I just couldn't resist some mums to color up the season.  This is Bedazzled Bronze a mid-season variety.

The urns are simple, ivy from the summer arrangement, a large cabbage, rudbeckia, Vertigo grass and a sedum which will go into the garden in November.

This is Flame Red under the mailbox, not a long lasting mum but if you keep it deadheaded it should rebloom this season.

The front concrete boxes are filled with two different types of Kale, cabbage, mums, sedum which will transfer to the perennial garden, ivy from the summer, pansies and faux gourds.

Dichondra from the summer, with some cabbages, mum and pansies.  This was a simple one mostly from Home Depot for the hayracks on the back shed.

The Sweet Potato Vine is left from the summer but is tender and will not hold up to the frost.

One faux pumpkin, one real with Hannah mum and a carex grass, dichondra falling down the sides.

Simple again, a Hestia Red Mum in the patio concrete planters



Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Happy October, Eileen!
Your fall plant arrangements are beautiful! And, I love, love, love the very first picture! Outstanding! There is SO MUCH in one frame!

Zoey said...

Your garden is such an inspiration to me, Eileen. You do so much work to transform your containers into fall beauties!

(My internet connection keeps going out..this is the 3rd comment I have tried to post. I hope you don't get all three of them!

Beth said...

Eileen, Your containers are spectacular. My favorite is the concrete box with the faux pumpkins. Love your hydrangea too - is it Strawberry Vanilla? Very nice. Love the pic of Reggie and Duffy too. Looks like a matched pair! Cute! :)

Balisha said...

I'm never disappointed when I come here for beautiful pictures. You have such an artistic way with flowers.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Eileen girl you have the prettiest arrangements !!
I love seeing your garden and planters, they are always so beautiful.
I have passed on my most favorite season of the year .. just too much going on with distractions .. I keep saying "next year I ....." so want to have fun in the garden and have an arrangement that looks like Eileen's!! LOL
Joy : )

Jennifer said...

Your container plantings are always so impressive that they look like the are professionally done. Just beautiful Eileen!

joey said...

So lovely, Eileen! Hope to visit more often now that summertime is over and home more.

sharon said...

charming so untropical