Last weekend I attended a historic homes tour in a nearby town. Unfortunately they wouldn't allow photos in the homes, but it was fine to take them outside. Most of the yards and porches were decorated in their fall finery and I found lots of inspiration that day.
Come along with me and perhaps you will be inspired too.
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It was fun to see how the homeowners brought touches of fall to their gardens. I like the looks of the plump pumpkin's reflection in the pond. I have always wanted a pond in my garden. If I ever add one, I'm keeping this picture to remind me of this idea.
I love what they did with this window box.
I want one of those too. Right under my garage window. Don't know if I'll ever get around to adding one, but if I do this idea will be in my inspiration file.
This fence ran parallel to the driveway of this house. Every few feet they added a happy harvest vignette. I don't know where they got their gourds and pumpkins, but they were so interesting.
Surely pleasant dreams would be found after laying your head on a pillow of mums.
Here's a simple idea. Nestle a gourd into your potted plants. This could work with the houseplants too.
I love the different textures in this grouping.
I would have never thought to put this combination of plants together, but it works well. I also like the idea of sinking the pots into the ground a bit.
Potted pansies are always pretty. Adding a clump of twigs to the center gives them much more vertical interest and how cute to hang the pinecones from the twigs. It might even be fun to roll some of the pine cones in peanut butter and bird seed to attract a few feathered friends.
Wouldn't you love to be a guest staying in this little cottage?
It was behind the main home and housed a guest bedroom and workout room. I must admit the temptation to break the no photos in the house rule was strong, but I obeyed and settled for this outside photo. Still a very pretty little place, wouldn't you say?
I found a lot of clever ideas for my fall garden and hope you did too. This guy was one of my favorite things I saw that day. His eyes, nose and mouth are made of metal that poked into the pumpkin. I would love to know where to find them. Now that my kids have flown the nest the thoughts of carving a jack- o- lantern aren't as appealing as they once were. This idea makes a cute pumpkin face without the carving. If anybody reading this knows of a source for these metal pumpkin faces, please enlighten me.
It's the weekend!! Woo Hoo~~ stir up a little fall fun.