Category: Flowers

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers + Spooky Halloween Table Fun

Welcome to Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers. . .aka, the Potting Shed. Established in 1831, specializing in black roses. . . dead or alive. A murder of crows have flown in and await your arrival on October 31st. . . Our best specimens and warty pumpkins were scared up for this haunted tableau . .…

Floral Friday: Blooming Pumpkins and Harvest Pumpkin Table

Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love combining them for a fall or Thanksgiving table or seasonal centerpiece! And I love joining my blogging friends for Floral Fridays! You’ll find their links for beautiful floral inspiration at the bottom of this post. Our common theme for this edition of Floral Friday…

The Softer Notes of Fall: Transferware and Hydrangeas in the Potting Shed

Brown transferware sings the softer notes of fall, paired with white pumpkins and hydrangeas. I love ironstone and brown transferware any time of year, but fall is the season when it really shines.  I pulled out some pieces to give the transferware its due for a seasonal table vignette in the Potting Shed.  Harvest Time…

Hello Beauti-Fall and Autumn Inspiration

Hello Beauti-Fall. . . You’re my favorite season and I’m glad you’re finally here! I’ve been counting down the days to your arrival and ready for a harvest of apples, leaves, pumpkins! Easy DIY Fall Harvest Arrangement Ready for cooler temperatures. . . Looking forward to your colors and textures. . . Fall boating and picnic weather.…

Floral Friday: Fall Apples and Sunflower Arrangement

Fall officially arrives Saturday for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere and I’ve been counting down the days to my favorite season since July! While there is still plenty of summer weather ahead of us in North Carolina, I’m ready for a harvest of pumpkins, warm plaid layers, and cozy meals with the flavors of fall on the menu! In…

Fall Planting for Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

If you’re looking for a perennial that is low-maintenance, blooms repeatedly for years with little attention, tolerates the heat and drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, look no further than the daylily! Daylilies are known for their hardiness and their big, colorful blooms. The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day”…

In the Garden: Monarchs, Milkweed, Ladybugs and Aphids

It’s always a happy day in the garden when I spy a butterfly, especially a Monarch! Sunny ‘Hello Yellow’ Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) attracts lots of butterflies.  It also supplies us with volunteer plants that germinate in the spring from drifting seeds. Milkweed is the only host plant for Monarchs as the caterpillars feed exclusively on…

10 Must-Try DIYs and ‘Before and After’ Projects

Happy Monday! I’m sharing my Top 10 Must-Try DIYs and “Before and After” Projects! Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is celebrating her 500th Metamorphosis Monday! Metamorphosis Monday, along with Tablescape Thursday at BNOTP, were the first link parties I joined 8 years ago when I started blogging and it continues to be weekly…