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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Garden Update

DSC_0265The summer growing season is in full swing, but is a little behind the normal schedule. My hydrangea bushes and trees have typically bloomed in full by now, but this year they are blooming a little later. I’ve also noticed that the hydrangea bushes have less blooms than in years past. That’s part of the fun….you never quite know what will happen each season.

That said, things are looking green and lush. Here’s a look!DSC_0274DSC_0267DSC_0271 DSC_0272 DSC_0273 DSC_0275 DSC_0276 DSC_0277And, of course, I always love a pop of pink with the mandavilla that flanks our back door.

What’s blooming where you live?!!

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Red, White and Woo Hoo

DSC_0002Is anyone else excited about the upcoming L-O-N-G weekend?!

Even though school is still in session in the Northeast, Memorial Day Weekend makes it feel like “summer”. Beach clubs open, tennis tournaments commence and I’ll break out my new white dress. It’s also one of the times I set out all my flags to honor those we are really celebrating. Red, white and blue is a favorite color combo of mine, so I dress everything from the house and the table to the bar cart and the dog (Molly!).IMG_6567 IMG_0845 DSC_0019 DSC_0039 IMG_6569IMG_6140 IMG_6556IMG_6544IMG_6542

Here’s to the start of a great week…pool time and the long weekend are in sight! Bring out the red, white and blue. Woo hoo!

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