I’m adding a little bit of fall and pumpkins around the Potting Shed!
It’s starting to feel like fall here in North Carolina! Our daytime temperatures are in the 70s, dipping down to 40s and 50s at night. There’s nothing like the early morning nip in the air after a long summer of energy-zapping heat and humidity to energize you. I’m ready to pile on the blankets, pillows and cozy fall layers!
The window boxes are in transition with the summer annuals waning.
The ornamental sweet potato vine is still growing, but looking a little worn and ragged.
The mandevilla vine planted in May has climbed to frame the two sides of windows with glossy green leaves and white blooms.
I planted it on a trellis between my window boxes and added some twine secured to the siding for it to climb. I was hoping it would make around all three sides before it was nipped by frost. It looks like I’ll have to plant it a little earlier next year and give some extra liquid encouragement and fertilizer to reach the third side. :)
I added some pumpkins and ornamental kale to the window boxes, tucking them in around the last of the summer annuals. . .pentas, angelonia that’s waning, and coleus that’s still growing strong with its vibrant red leaves.
I hung some Indian corn on the corners of the window box. . . I’m guessing it will take the squirrels about 30 minutes to find it. :)
Pumpkin season is my favorite time of year. . .smooth, warty, pink, orange, gray and white, I like them all.
A pot of two-tone mums helps make the transition to fall, blending the purples and brighter colors of summer with the burnished and deeper hues of fall.
Do you pick your pumpkins by their stems? I love the curled or long stems on pumpkins.
One side of the Potting Shed transitioned to fall, three more to go ;)