It’s a time of transition weather wise here in North Carolina. We haven’t had our first frost yet and some of the summer annuals and flowers are still blooming.
I gave my window boxes on the Potting Shed a touch of fall color with a quick fix and the addition of a pumpkin and some foliage.
I removed the coleus that had gotten leggy and trimmed back the hole-ridden leaves of the sweet potato vine. I also cut the last purple blooms from the Angelonia.
I placed the pumpkin where the coleus was and added some leaves for a celebration of fall color.
I stuck the stems and leaves directly into the soil to join the remaining plants.
The soil works as a wet floral foam does in a flower arrangement and supports the stems while providing some moisture.
It’s been very wet here for over a week so the color and leaves will stay vibrant a little longer without drying out and last a little longer than they normally would.
I can replace them and enjoy a little fall color until I’m ready to plant some evergreens and deck the halls with boughs of holly!
I cut some red dogwood branches . . .
And gold lespedeza.
Some crimson burning bush. . .
To join the asparagus fern that’s still thriving and the occasional lantana bloom.
Hope you’re enjoying a little fall color and sunshine. . .
Rumor has it we’ll see some sunshine for the first time in two weeks tomorrow :)