Potting Shed: Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums!


We’ve had a little teaser of fall temperatures, just enough inspiration

to harvest some fall color around my Potting Shed!


So I’m welcoming fall with open arms,

along with pumpkins, gourds and mums!


Oak leaves frame a bittersweet wreath and

transferware lid hanging in greeting on the door.



And my window box is liner-free and home for

 a medley of gourds and pumpkins for the season.





Watering cans are filled with fall grasses and foliage.







And I’m weighing in on pumpkin love :)


I hope you’re enjoying a little fall weather where you are!


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  33 comments for “Potting Shed: Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums!

  1. kristen ayers
    October 6, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Love it, Mary!…always find at least one little idea that I can “borrow” from your beautiful posts…and usually several!

  2. October 6, 2014 at 6:04 am

    What a creative idea to use a transferware lid hanging on the door…I never would have thought about doing that!
    I’m going to copy your idea of the pumpkin on the galvanized sprinkling can just as soon as the sun comes up! I only copy from the best, you know.
    Everything looks so lovely & welcoming, Mary. Always such a pleasure to start my day with a visit to your place.

  3. October 6, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Very pretty Mary! I love the bittersweet wreath! No fall teaser here, we’re down right cold this morning! But yesterday was spectacular-have a great week:@)

  4. October 6, 2014 at 6:44 am

    This weekend fall weather came in! So welcomed! Now I can go buy some mums and gords and decorate! Yahoo!🍂🎃😊🍁

  5. October 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Hi Mary, It’s 36 degrees here this morning so the frost will be on our pumpkins soon! I love your two huge ones sitting in the olive bucket and the little ones as ground cover in the pot. And that’s a great idea for a beautiful lid. Such creative ideas for me to borrow :) It looks like your potting shed is settling in very nicely to its new home! Linda

  6. October 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Your potting shed looks happy in its Fall splendor, Mary! I love your wreath with the transferware wreath and the adorable welcome sign. I still have the A/C blasting away here in Texas!

  7. October 6, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Awesome job as always…….your talent is an inspiration to us all!!!!!!!!

  8. October 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Fall has exploded around your precious potting shed Mary! It looks the the shed itself is a proud parent with it’s lap [porch] full of pumpkin and gourd babies!! The window box is fabulous, as well as the transferware lid in the wreath~ the pumpkin in the watering can, it’s ALL adorable! Nothing makes me smile more than a scene overflowing with pumpkin fun!

  9. Kim
    October 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Just love it all. It is all perfectly done and exudes fall.

  10. bj
    October 6, 2014 at 8:29 am

    WOW…your shed sure knows how to look goood in it’s fall colors. Everything is so pretty.

  11. October 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Love what you did to your shed for fall…..it looks wonderful!

  12. debbie
    October 6, 2014 at 8:47 am

    It is fabulous! If it was mine, i would have to sit and stare at it all day! The happiest little garden shed I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing!

  13. October 6, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the smiles, been netless and out of my computer habit. Loads to catch up on but time to thin to immerse. Adore sooo many pics!

  14. Rattlebridge Farm
    October 6, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Oh, Mary, you just brightened my rainy day. Visiting the potting shed in autumn is a treat like no other with the the warm, rich colors, artful vignettes, and happy mood. I especially enjoy coming here because an imp named Teeny has rendered me pumpkinless and mumless. I am looking forward to retirement, in which I will eat full time. A beautiful post!

  15. Ellen
    October 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

    HA to your rainy days and cooler weather! S’posed to be 96 today here in sunny California! I am desperate for some cool weather, so we are flying in close to you Mary, (wish I could see that potting shed in person!) Atlanta this coming Saturday. A visit to U of A with Granddaughter number 1 and meeting my kids at Arnold Air Force Base in Tenn. to see the littles. So, thanks for the insight on what to expect. I am so excited to see your part of the country. I’ve only had the briefest glimpse of Lake Norman, another time perhaps…. Happy Fall y’all!!

  16. October 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Love it, LOVE IT!! Everything. I also got some inspiration! Did you see a week or so ago, I showed a vignette on my patio? I did an arrangement in my watering can, following your lead:):)

  17. October 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Mary, love the way you used the oak leaves to highlight the bittersweet wreath. Bittersweet says autumn to me, and I always buy bunches of it from a vendor at Round Top. Since I didn’t go this October, no bittersweet here. Hopefully one of the grocery stores will get in a supply. Be careful of fallen berries with Chloe and Gracie. I frequently check to make certain none have escaped to the floor. Sadie is like a vacuum cleaner and picks up anything she thinks is food. Bittersweet is toxic, though last year the vendor told me he grows a special not-toxic variety. Not sure about that!
    Thanks for the inspiration. All looks perfect! I’m slowing “falling” here. Pulled out my tub of velvet pumpkins last night. ‘-)

  18. October 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Love the wreath!
    No bittersweet here, so I have to use pyracantha berries instead – and the closest grow about an hour away from me!!!

  19. franki
    October 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Down, down, yellow and brown Autumn leaves Fall to the ground…and my rake is still buried. I’m looking forward to “Indian Summer”…anyway, as a kid that is what we used to call it. franki

  20. October 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Wow your potting shed is fabulous! Gorgeous fall color! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  21. October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    As always, your potting shed is stunning with all your pumpkins, mums, etc. Beautiful Fall colors. Yes, let’s trade weather – our’s has been in high 90’s and 102. Would love to put on a sweater, socks and long pants LOL.
    My flowers are really confused and ones that bloom in Spring are blooming again. Crazy!!!
    Have a great week.

  22. paula
    October 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I love your potting shed and so dressed up in pretty autumn colors. Love the BitterSweet wreath , is that real ?? Its hard to find BitterSweet in my area .
    Thanks for sharing !!

  23. October 7, 2014 at 5:33 am

    I absolutely LOVE your potting shed Mary! And I especially love it all decked out for fall…the colors are beautiful!! Your pictures are gorgeous. Hugs to Chloe and Gracie from us!! Jeanne and the girls

  24. October 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Wow, you have inspired me. You are all decked out for fall. I’ve been away and missed blogland. Your fall header is gorgeous. Mary, you have put me in the mood to get out and buy pumpkins and mums and other fall decor. Enjoyed my visit today.

  25. bobbi duncan
    October 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Mary, your potting shed is absolutely delightful! I love your window box and how you utilized it for the pumpkins…very clever. Hope you are having nice fall days. It’s been dreary and kind of drizzly off and on the last few days up here in the Brandywine Valley, but our color is starting to get nice now.

  26. Ren
    October 8, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Oh goodness! This is the cutest potting shed I have ever seen. What a gem! And so beautifully decorated for Fall. Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning.

  27. October 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Love, love your gorgeous garden shed dressed for Fall….I feel as if it is on a beautiful farm in New England…I just “sighed” throughout this post….and must say, if that brown transferware lid goes missing…don’t call me!!!

  28. October 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Oh my Mary! Your shed really shines with its autumn colors. My favorite image is the one of the pumpkin on the scale. I’ve been working in my new little shed. It’s not a garden shed but a storage shed but you know I have to “pretty it up!”

  29. monica
    October 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

    so cute

  30. October 15, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love that wreath Mary! Great looks!

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