Fall Around the Potting Shed Part 2 and A Nod to Halloween


Fall has been slow to arrive in North Carolina and I’m slowing making my way around the Potting Shed, adding some fall color with pumpkins and mums.


We’ve had a warm week with temperatures in the 80s but we’re cooling down a bit in time for the weekend.


Our leaves are just starting to show the first signs of golden fall color.


I cut some lespedeza that borders the field next to my Potting Shed, to enjoy the wispy golden leaves in watering cans and to hang on rakes.



Black-eyed Susan vine has climbed the ladder this summer as a trellis and the cheery yellow flowers are enjoying our warm summer-like temperatures.




I switched my Potting Shed Garden Shop Sign to a seasonal and spooky sign for Halloween! It’s hanging on the hardware cloth frame with some vintage garden tools, an old rake head, Indian corn, bittersweet vine, mini pumpkins and crows.


The spooky sign on the back door of my shed was featured in Better Homes and Gardens special publication, Halloween Tricks & Treats Magazine in the Spellbinding Outdoor Decorations section.


*Beware of creepy witches, black cats, and spooky bats!*






You can find part 1 of Fall Around the Potting Shed, here.

And featured in Celebrating Everyday Life Magazine, a wonderful magazine to curl up with! You’ll find inspiration and 100+ ideas to decorate, feast, and make merry for the fall and winter seasons!

Hope you’re enjoying some fall color where you are!


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  25 comments for “Fall Around the Potting Shed Part 2 and A Nod to Halloween

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    October 21, 2016 at 8:04 am

    WOW!!! That’s a lot of Fall!!! Beautiful!!!! Love all the different pumpkins…🎃🕸🕷☠️🎃🕸🕷🍁🍂

  2. Granny Gay
    October 21, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Another morning treat today from you Mary. Beautiful display…and I appreciate the effort it takes to make all of your displays come together….your talents brighten so many days of so many folks…thanks…

  3. October 21, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Mary, Your potting shed is always inspiring. Do you have a front and back door? I noticed in one pic the door is off center and there is a window. Also the door is different. Both facades showcase fall beautifully.

  4. October 21, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I am crazy over your creative Halloween sign on the door Mary, and have been drooling over all your touches in the BHG Halloween magazine while I’ve been playing with my new cauldron :) It’s 63 in Bham this am with high tomorrow only 71! Football will be watched on the patio, can I borrow some of those wonderful flowers, plants, vines, and garden goodies for the decor? Your potting shed deserves it’s very own publication to show off it’s many seasonal fashions! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. October 21, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I love your back door decor, Mary! How nice to have two doors to decorate for the seasons. Those branches you cut sure add beauty to your watering can and rake.
    Happy weekend to you, my friend!

  6. Ellen
    October 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

    A visit to the Potting Shed is always the best way to start the day! I am repeating myself, but it requires repeating- your pumpkins are the best of the best!! My Grandson, Benjamin at 2 1/2 yrs., has become the pumpkin lover of all pumpkin lovers and he is over the top sitting with “Gem” to look at these pumpkins over and over. Love the door sign surrounded by my favorite bittersweet. That black-eyed susan vine is so cute. Thank-you from both of us for this delightful post, the photos are so beautiful.

  7. October 21, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Mary, as it is much cooler here in NE AL this morning, your potting shed dressed in all of autumn’s glory is like opening a beautiful coffee table book as I drink my coffee! I savored every photo!

  8. October 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    We’re enjoying a cooler morning here in Central Alabama. We desperately need rain!
    Congratulations on your magazine feature. Posts that include your adorable potting shed always make me smile. Your pumpkin topiaries are so pretty!

  9. October 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Oh, it’s snuggle weather here this morning. Happy Times!
    Your potting shed is likely the most famous around. I haven’t found a copy of the magazine, but will call the book store again today. How fun to see your talents recognized nationally. Congratulations, Mary!
    Enjoy the cooler temps. We certainly will. Happy weekend!

  10. Vikki
    October 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

    If my comments make your day, your drool worthy pictures of the beauty you create make my day! Thanks for another extraordinary post. Vikki in VA

  11. October 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Lovin’ the pumpkins! Happy Weekend Mary-enjoy:@)

  12. Joan
    October 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Another beautiful post from you. You display beautifully. The leaves are just turning here in New York. Mostly yellow.
    They are starting to fall.

  13. Marion
    October 21, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    The weather here in New York has been summer like. The temperature reached 86 degrees this week. Should be cooler this week-end. Your displays are beautiful. Thank You for sharing.

  14. October 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Beautifully styled garden! Love all the pumpkins and gourds. Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. October 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I just love how you decorate your Potting Shed! It should be in every decor and garden magazine!!!! I woke to 39 degrees this morning, brrrr. I have been traveling out west and this was the temp. in Illinois. I am ready to get back to NC. Enjoy that warm weather.

  16. October 22, 2016 at 6:30 am

    It is always fun and exciting to see what new things you do………….INSPIRING is the word!!!!!

  17. Cyndi Raines
    October 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Love it all Mary! I’ve pinned the Black-eyed Susan vine, would like to grow one next year. Wonder if it will do well here in MI? Happy Saturday! Off to the cider mill today. May have to pick up another pumpkin or two, – you can never have too many. lol!

    • October 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Cyndi, Have fun at your cider mill and no, you can never have too many pumpkins! :) You should be able to grow Black-eyed Susan vine as an annual in MI, you can find tips for growing it here.

  18. franki
    October 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Absolutely booteeful!!! franki

  19. October 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Every season I see the changes you make to the potting shed and every season my first thought is: That potting shed just fits the season and Fall is no exception! I could pull up a picnic blanket and just stare at it for hours.

  20. Cyndi Raines
    October 23, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Mary. I’ve pinned the information as well.

  21. October 24, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for waking me up with some beautiful Fall eye candy! Have a wonderful week.

  22. October 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Congratulations on being featured in the BH&G magazine. Your yard is beautiful!

  23. October 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Love your fall potting shed! Congratulations on the BH&G feature. It was well deserved.

  24. October 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Mary, I love your pumpkin patch potting shed and the variety of shapes and colors and sizes you have gathered! From the tiny ones on top of the sign to the huge Cinderella perched on your ladder, they are all intriguing and make a wonderful display. I enjoyed seeing the blogging world’s favorite shed in the magazine and congratulations on the well-deserved recognition! Linda

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