Holiday Outdoor Decor

img_0771Over the weekend, our home got its outdoor holiday update.

Always a variation on a theme of greens, magnolia and red berries….this year’s holiday decor is simple and classic, but with 4 miniature lit trees, definitely a festive look. I love the sound of “jingle bells”, so hanging our sleigh bells on the front door is a mark that the holidays and guests have arrived. The red laquer wreath is from the Magnolia Wreath Company. They have so many gorgeous colors, so if the typical red isn’t your thing…you are sure to find one you love.

This doesn’t happen without the help of a little team of garden elves…so my thanks to the team at Gardens for creating a little holiday wonderland.img_0773img_0775 img_0779 img_0780 img_0781First impressions begin at the curb, so dress up your home from the outside in!

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Outdoor Decor for Fall

dsc_0240When the season changes, I enjoy changing my outdoor decor to reflect that. Each year it is a slight variation, but over time, I have found things that seem to work for my home. I’ve learned, for example, that my ferns  and ivy will last long into November, so I leave them. Pumpkins and cabbage replace seasonal summer blooms and we’re done.

Here’s a look at this year’s Fall decor, beautifully executed by the team at Gardens!dsc_0243 dsc_0244 img_0305 img_0279 img_0281dsc_0236 dsc_0237 img_0282 img_0285 img_0287dsc_0242 img_0288 img_0292And, what would a seasonal photo be without my girl, Molly?!

Whether you add a single pumpkin or a couple of mums, welcome the new season so it can greet you every time you come home!

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Friday Flowers – Late Spring/Early Summer

DSC_0239For today’s Friday Flowers, I wanted to share what’s growing in the garden this early June. Ferns, ivy and lady’s mantle are all flourishing, while hot pink annuals punctuate with a pop of color.

These will carry through until Fall, when we’ll add pumpkins to the window boxes.

Hydrangeas are on the move with buds forming, but no blooms yet. Roses are starting to blossom. The garden should hit peak in about another 6 weeks.DSC_0237 DSC_0226 DSC_0227 DSC_0232DSC_0225 DSC_0233 DSC_0238The best part about this time of year in the garden is that the temperatures are perfect for spending time outside, soaking it all up. And, watching to see what will bloom next.

Hoping your weekend is blooming with all kinds of fun!

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