Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Happy October!

It’s one of my favorite days of the month when I join my

Monday Morning Blooms’ friends to share some flower therapy.

You can find my flower friends’ links and blooming inspiration at the bottom of this post.

My favorite color is October | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #lake #reflections

My favorite color is October!

In addition to her color, I’m ready for October’s corn mazes, pumpkin patches,

harvest of fall flavors, hayrides and Halloween!

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

Our common theme for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms was ‘Harvest’.

I’m celebrating October’s arrival on The Potting Bench with a harvest of fall . . .

A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Pumpkins, maple leaves, Indian corn and mums.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

Limelight Hydrangeas have begun their fall metamorphosis and the blooms

 will continue to ‘pinken up’ and begin to deepen and burnish to a bronzy-hue.

Limelight hydrangeas fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #shed #hydrangeas #fall

Fall is a great time to plant and add shrubs to your landscape!

Plant this easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden and enjoy beautiful cut and dried flowers too. | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #summer #garden #hydrangea

If you’re looking for an easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden that will provide you with

both beautiful fresh and dried flowers, see my public service announcement:

Plant a Limelight Hydrangea…or Five

Watering can filled with hydrangeas, pumpkins, Indian corn on Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

I harvested some hydrangeas to fill some copper and rust watering cans.

Watering can filled with hydrangeas, pumpkins, Indian corn on Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

And The Potting Bench underwent a metamorphosis recently too. . .

Potting Bench addition with upcycled copper gable vent, before and after | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #diy #upcycle #repurpose #pottingbench

Thank you for all your kind comments on the addition to my Potting Bench.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

I thought the pediment / upcycled gable vent could use a little embellishment,

so I added a small grapevine wreath. . .

Grapevine wreath with hydrangeas and seed pods on Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pottingbench

It’s adorned with some limelight hydrangea blooms and seed pods cut from the Chaste tree.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Pumpkins line the top shelf of The Potting Bench. . .

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

I’m an equal-opportunity-pumpkin-lover and don’t discriminate!

I love pumpkins of all colors and sizes. . .

orange, white, gray and green, big and small, smooth and warty.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Zinnias are still pushing blooms, attracting fritillary butterflies. . .

Gulf Fritillary butterfly on zinnia | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #garden #flowers #butterfly

They provide some welcome fall color in the garden as they flutter by.

Gulf Fritillary butterfly on zinnia | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #garden #flowers #butterfly

Watering cans filled with zinnias, seed pods and hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

An English chimney pot corrals an assortment of garden tools. . .

rakes and a shovel.

Garden tools in English Chimney Pot | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall

With flower magnets for a blooming embellishment.

Flower magnet on garden tools in English Chimney Pot | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall

Zinnias, Crape Myrtle and Chaste tree seed pods and hydrangeas fill watering cans.

Watering cans filled with zinnias, seed pods and hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Watering cans filled with zinnias, seed pods and hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Pumpkins, Indian corn and a few maple leaves are

tucked in and around a grapevine wreath for texture.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

Dried hydrangeas fill zinc watering cans, joining some vintage garden tools.

Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

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Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #autumn #pumpkin #harvest #mums #indiancorn #leaves #wateringcans

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their harvest of inspiration this week:

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

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  27 comments for “Hello October: A Fall Harvest on the Potting Bench

  1. October 3, 2022 at 6:16 am

    What a beautiful harvest bench!! Enjoyed!!!

  2. Katharina Layfield
    October 3, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Absolutely perfect! Love, love, love. Happy Fall!

  3. October 3, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Good morning, Mary. The harvest of pumpkins, maple leaves, Indian corn, limelights, and mums on the potting bench is a fabulous welcome to October (my favorite month)! The small grapevine wreath was the perfect addition to your newly added pediment. The flower magnets are so cute on the garden tools. Only you would think to embellish them 😍 In my opinion, one can never have too many pumpkins.

    It is always a treat to visit with you and enjoy a dose of beauty. Happy October🧡

  4. Rita C.
    October 3, 2022 at 7:29 am

    Wow, what rich color on the potting bench! I love the light of fall, there’s just something about it….
    Gorgeous pumpkins and fall foliage & floral. It’s so great that you simply pluck from the landscape to enhance the harvest. And your assortment of vintage gardening items makes my heart skip a beat just looking at it. Beautiful October display!

  5. Kathy Menold
    October 3, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Love the quote about your favorite color October. Hope you were spared any damage from Ian.My heart breaks for the folks in Florida. We lost power for about 12 hrs and have a big pickup of branches ,leaves and thousands of acorns but no real damage. Could have been so much worseNow for some October blue skies and 🌞. This is my week to shop for pumpkins for our front porch. The odder the better! Love your potting bench and trying to convince my bh to make me one but not getting very far. I agree everyone needs to plant some limelight Hydrangeas. Greatmulti season plant. Also like your tip about using Vitex seed pods in arrangements. Good filler.
    Have a good first week of October.

  6. Cindi
    October 3, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Simply beautiful! I love your lime hydrangeas and hope to add some to my garden. Looking forward to Rowena’s appearance! Peace.

  7. Ann Woleben
    October 3, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Glorious colors – welcoming autumn in all its splendor~

  8. October 3, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Your potting bench is beautifully adorned in Harvest array, Mary! The addition of the grapevine wreath to the top is perfect! Happy October! 🍁

  9. Clara
    October 3, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Mary, Your potting bench reflects the harvest quite well. The grapevine wreath is the perfect addition to the top. Your limelights are really pretty. The various pumpkins add so much texture and color. Now that it October, I really must get the porch ready for Fall. Thanks for the inspiration! Clara❤️

  10. October 3, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Fall Fabulous Mary, I’m in pumpkin heaven! I agree, all pumpkins are welcome, big and small, smooth or warty, any color, bring them on! The limelights are perfect and I love the wreath on your new gable. Love your Autumn color palette too, and those orange butterflies are so pretty!

  11. Melody M Reed
    October 3, 2022 at 10:21 am

    I purchased a Limelight hydragea a couple years ago after one of your posts. I love it! It has grown so fast and the fall color is gorgeous. Thank you for this blog, Mary, I always find inspiration here!

  12. October 3, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Beautiful harvest on your potting bench! Your vintage tools and watering cans are so charming. Limelights always are cheerful and this time of year turning pinkish and bronze are so pretty. Your pumpkins of all sizes, colors, and textures with maple leaves, Indian corn, and mums scream fall. I love that the gulf fritillary’s are enjoying your zinnias. Your MMB arrangement is the perfect fall harvest.

  13. Cherry Goidson
    October 3, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    You are such an encourager. Spurs me on the see what you have created. Beautiful. Cherry

  14. October 3, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Mary, your potting bench looks amazing with its new gable. The perfect spot to showcase all those beautiful pumpkins. I’m inspired, as soon as we get back from our trip, I’m going to give our potting bench a make over for October. It’s always such a joy to join you for Monday Morning Blooms. Happy October! xo Lidy

  15. Kathryn ecker
    October 3, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    How do you keep the squirrels from eating your pumpkins?

    • October 3, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Kathryn, We haven’t had a problem with the squirrels eating our pumpkins, probably because we have bird feeders that they feed from regularly. :) I just read that you can try applying Vick’s vapor rub or petroleum jelly to your pumpkins, as they don’t like sticky substances or the odor from vapor rub.

  16. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    October 3, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Mary, your potting bench looks just gorgeous adorned for autumn. The collection of pumpkins and hydrangeas make the most beautiful combination. I am envious of your hydrangeas. The deer have eaten 14 of my hydrangea bushes. I had managed to keep them from my White Wedding ones. To my dismay, this morning I stepped out to look below my back porch, and they were completely eaten to the ground. They were so beautiful, and I was so proud of them. I’m happy that you shared your pretty blooms with us. They brightened my day! I hope your October is full of blessings and joy!

  17. Jane in VA
    October 3, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Too funny. I was just on Pinterest looking at hydrangeas, hoping to find ideas on where to plant a potted hydrangea that I used to decorate my porch during the summer months. While on Pinterest, I saw beautiful hedgerows of hydrangeas and thought that would be really pretty in my back yard (I know just the spot). Then I opened your email and saw your PSA on the lovely limelight hydrangeas. I think it’s meant to be – – I need to grab 5 or 6 limelights. 😉 So, it’s off to Lowe’s to see if they have any in stock. As always, thank you for the inspiration! By the way, love the addition to the potting bench…

  18. babs zuleski
    October 3, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Mary, Pure Autumn Magic, all of it, love, your new work bench and table setting, and pumpkins the entire package!!!!

  19. October 4, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Wow Mary, an abundance of color on your rustic potting bench. I love the variety of pumpkins and of course your beloved hydrangeas. A lovely post to welcome October.

  20. October 5, 2022 at 7:16 am

    I love love love October. Hands down my favourite month to. There’s so much going on with colours this time of year. Love your blog. Sending good wishes from Bedford.

  21. Marion
    October 6, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Mary you never disappoint when it comes to season settings. I thoroughly enjoy all of your Pumpkins,flowers and those delightful Butterflies.
    HAPPY OCTOBER
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  22. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    October 7, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Nothing makes me happier than to see a gorgeous display on your newly refreshed potting bench. So many delightful things to see. The variety of pumpkins are truly a sight to see amongst the beautiful arrangements of hydrangeas nestled in the watering cans. I cannot imagine October on the lake…thus being your favorite month of gorgeous leaves reflecting on the water and leaf peeping trips in the mountains. Happy, Happy October Mary!!!!

  23. October 7, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Fall is my favorite season and you certainly know how to show her off at her best! Your gable really sets its off, happy fall to you!

  24. Cyndi Raines
    October 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I love your addition of the pediment / upcycled vent to your potting bench, it gives it a little something extra and the wreath gives it the “Mary touch” – perfect! All of the harvest bounty and flowers in the watering cans are just beautiful! Great job Mary!

  25. October 10, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Everyone’s photos are gorgeous, and I love your warty pumpkins…so much fun. Texture is always amazing. I did receive some warty gourds which I’m having fun with from a friend I gave plants to! Such is the gardener’s world. Sharing always a win-win! Hugs, Sandi

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