Somehow, when I wasn't looking, September gave way to October.
So, I thought it was high time that I gave a proper Welcome to the beautiful month of October.
I stopped at the local garden center yesterday to see what I could find to give my front entrance a "freshened up for fall" look. I couldn't resist this big orange pumpkin with a hint of green and the smaller white one. I liked the idea of an ornamental kale for color and texture and added the narrow shrub in the back for more texture and height.
I found a tray of nine little mums at Lowe's.
They have been the perfect size to tuck in here and there in my fall containers.
I added another mum and my little trick or treater to the other side of the doorway, a wreath on the door . . .
a few baby pumpkins lined up across the railing (we buy these in bags like potatoes come in at BJs) and I think it's safe to say we're ready to welcome October. The weather is cooling down and it's time for sipping cider on the front porch.
~ Welcome October, so glad to see you again ~