Fall in love with a Public Garden

arboretum-fall3Though Fall isn’t officially here…we’re all thinking about it. Admit it…you’ve seen the pumpkins and mums and are dreaming of a crackling fire, sweaters and a pumpkin spice latte. Ok….maybe that’s not your favorite flavor, but you know what I mean. Fall is in the air!

One of the best ways to embrace the season is to visit one of the many stunning public gardens, like my favorite…the Dallas Arboretum, where pumpkins are fashioned into incredible displays.

To find a garden near you, check out this list compiled by House Beautiful of 16 Beautiful Public Gardens to Visit in the Fall.65,000-pumpkins-Dallas-Arboretum a532f76abd23bfcf415c890350c17d23

Get outside this Fall and embrace the beauty of the season!


Adding Interest with Garden Orbs

DSC_0274Several years ago, my mother-in-law brought me two sets of garden orbs. One large, one small. I wasn’t sure what to do with them at first. But, once they were incorporated into my decorative pots, I’ve been enjoying them year round. I’ve been asked from time to time where someone might buy them, so I’m happy to let you know that you can find them at her family’s garden center, Horticultural Services in Manhattan, KS.

Just give them a call (785-776-5764) and they can fix you up! Here’s a look at how I’ve enjoyed them at my house.DSC_0203DSC_0025 DSC_0041DSC_0275 IMG_2226IMG_5729The orbs can be flattened for easy storage, too! Try adding something structural to your outdoor pots, to give them a fresh look!


Drenched in Daffodils

DSC_0264The sun has finally come out to play! We are warming up and the daffodils have bloomed just in time for Easter. Yellow is everywhere between the daffodils, which are mainly in our back yard and in the front pots, and the forsythia. You can see the tulips starting to come up, but they won’t bloom for another 2 to 3 weeks. No complaints here, though….Spring has finally sprung!DSC_0275DSC_0267 DSC_0268DSC_0278 DSC_0271 DSC_0273 DSC_0277 DSC_0279Hoping it’s sunny and bright for you this weekend and happy Easter to those who celebrate!