Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fall in the Garden

Not only do I like a touch of fall by the front door but I like that touch to extend to the back garden. With a couple of mum plants and some pumpkins on a table, it feels like fall.

Of course, there are mums and asters blooming in the garden but I love that touch of orange that pumpkins bring to the garden.

I tend, both front and back, to keep pot plants to shades of red or yellow for they can transition into fall while pink plants cannot! There is nothing like your pots full of annuals screaming summer while all around them are bronzy mums and orange pumpkins!
I like the look of the big mum under the pergola. So much so that I may get a permanent pot to put there -- first for spring lettuces, then for summer annuals and then for a fall mum!


Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, if you are not by profession a decorator, you should be. You have a marvelous sense of color!

Martha said...

Thank you, Mary -- no I'm not a decorator but I do love putting things together.