Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

It's difficult to say good-bye to the warm days and long evenings of summer. Summer flowers are almost gone. The days are shorter and there is a briskness in the air. It's time to welcome fall. The beautiful colors of fall are beginning to come into their own.

We went to the greenhouse for mums and to the pumpkin patch for pumpkins. I am trying to integrate the surviving summer flowers with the beauty of the colorful chrysanthemums.

I replaced a basket of petunias with these beautiful chrysanthemums.

When we get closer to Halloween, my grandchildren will carve the pumpkins so we can set the lighted Jack 'o Lanterns out for "Trick or Treat."

I have two baskets of this beauty.

This pot of chrysanthemums was a gift from my good friend, Elaine. Thanks to Jean of http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday. To see more beautiful blooms, please visit her.


17 comments:

Darla said...

It makes you wonder what's more beautiful, the colors of spring or the colors of fall? Love your choice of mums.

perennialgardener said...

Your baskets of gorgeous mums & the pumpkins give you garden a really nice autumn feel. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday Sweetie!

Suzanne said...

Love the mums! They add so much beautiful, Fall color to our gardens this time of year. So pretty!

nikkicrumpet said...

OHHH now you're making me jealous. I look outside and all my color is gone gone gone. I'm gonna have to break down and buy a couple baskets of mums just to cheer things up. Autumn is beautiful but I hate to lose all the flowers :[ Have a wonderful day!

Dee said...

Oh your fall garden is just a vision! I love the colors- gorgeous!

nancybond said...

You've chosen very striking color combinations - beautiful! I really love the container of flowers in the upper left of your first photo - are those petunias? If so, they're stunning.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Sweetie, I just love all the bright colors of Mums. They add so much beauty in your garden! I was at the store yesterday and they had so many pots of Mums for sale, I felt like buying all of them!
Happy Blooming Tuesday!
Love, Ann

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

What a wonderful welcome to fall.
I love your baskets of mum offset by the cute pumpkins!! Good job!!

Jean said...

Love all your mums. They add so much color at this time of year. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love mums and pumpkins together - they just say fall to me! Beautiful mum colors!

Manuela

China Pattern said...

Nice China pictures! LOL. I was telling CJ that I have a barrel that needs pumpkins and gourds. I should probably get some mums to spruce things up around here. We could use a face-lift after the storm. It still looks like summer but autumn is very close by. Time for to go on my annual search for the perfect "two roads diverged in a yellow wood" picture.

Nancy said...

You are all dressed up for fall now. It looks great. Do kids try to smash pumkins where you live? Sometimes they do here. Have a great day.
Nancy

ceekay said...

Oh, I love the mums! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Have a wonderful week.

PEA said...

Such a beautiful display those mums and pumpkins make! Pumpkins aren't ready here yet, it will be another couple of weeks before they are. I want to look for a couple of potted mums like you have so will need to go the nursery nearby and see if they have any:-) xoxo

bj said...

Oh, Sweetie..your blooms are just beautiful.
Our grandkids carve pumpkins, too, and we get them all set up outside on Halloween...then I add a candle (in a container) to ea. Jack-o-Lantern...then, I stand back and say BOOOOOOOOO and they all giggle, run and holler.
I just LOVE Halloween and never, ever associated it with something evil. When I was a child, Halloween was my 2nd fav. holiday. My Aunt Lillian and my momma would dress me up to high heaven...I just loved it all and we had so much fun.
love, bj

bj said...

me again...just wanted to say i just noticed your favorite movies and a couple are my favorites, too. DIRTY DANCING is just the best movie! i don't even know how many times i've watched it...and i have wondered over and over about WHY i like it so much. Patrick S. was never a favorite...I really didn't even know Linda Gray before this movie...i do love the music in it and it's just such a heartwarming love story...now, i've got myself wanting to watch it again. heh heh.....

Carolien said...

Hello Sweetie, I love to see all those beautiful flowers and sceneries around your house! It looks great.

Greetings, Carolien