Garden Flowers for Fall

Friday, October 20, 2017


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As you can see, our first harvest of pomegranates is off of the tree- a sure sign that fall is here to stay!  Here in California, we have a late autumn so our trees are just beginning to change color from the cooler nights and beautiful temperate days.  As we often dine and entertain outside during the fall, I have prepared the area with new colors for all to enjoy.  To perk up the back patio, orange and blue flowers accented with plum and silver foliage plants add a touch of the season.

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These golden orange mums form a centerpiece complemented with blue pansies.  

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Pansies are excellent plants for longevity and last well into spring here.  They are beautiful in borders and when used in pots for a spot of color.

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Although I'm drawn to a colorful garden palette this season, it is combined with silvery foliage for a modern mix.  Powdery grey dusty miller creates a rich and textural background for the pansies and will provide a wintery backdrop for all the white cyclamen in November.

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Silver and plum heuchera plants are another garden accent.  The leaf shape is very decorative and the variegated colors are spectacular.  

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These autumn mums bloom in a rich russet red then gradually fade to soft orange.  This year they are planted in the landscape and add a splash of color to the entry garden right before Halloween.  Hopefully, after I prune them back we'll have a few more blooms for Thanksgiving!

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Finally, a few little pumpkins are strewn throughout the garden for accent to celebrate the beauty of fall.  Since there is so much color in the other plants I chose white baby pumpkins to place on the tables and near the entry.  
  
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