Monday, September 27, 2010

Autumn season!

What a great time of year! Don't you just love when the scorching weather begins to wane, the trees start to show their outstanding colors, and you begin to just smell that familiar smell in the air? Fall is upon us! I am busy keeping up on deadheading, cutting back, and simply enjoying what the garden has to offer right now. The colors, seed heads, and shapes all become newly inspirational to me. This is when the girls in my family get into the foraging mood! We jump in the car (lattes and pruners in tow) and scout out cattails, wheat, neat looking grasses....heck, even unusual, gnarled pieces of wood! The prettiest autumn decorations are right outside your doorstep! We also love to not only eat pumpkins and squash, but to decorate with them as well! In our October seminar we will be sharing a bunch of neat ideas on how you can easily incorporate pumpkins, squash and gourds into your fall decor (okay...and some yummy recipes too!)

Mark the date on your calendars! 

There is nothing better to get you in the mood for the season then being inspired by the season's harvest!  

Monday, September 13, 2010

Garden Life

I don't know about you guys, but I have a TON of big spiders in my yard! Maybe I just wasn't observant last year, but it seems like there are far more this year. They are really good to have around, so I leave them alone, but I always feel like something is crawling on me when I am working in my garden! (The things we put up with to work in the dirt! :)

The mother of all garden spiders (it's backside is the size of a cherry tomato)
(This one happened to set up camp right around my raspberries and right over a nice sized crop of weeds-which means there are plenty of unpicked raspberries and big weeds! I will be leaving them alone until this guy decides to vacate the premises!)