Saturday, September 22, 2007

Putterings and mutterings......

I was puttering around outside today and noticed how much closer we are to settling down for a long Winter's nap. The leaves have started to change here in Northeast Pennsylvania, and even started to fall because I raked a bit from my garden. I said goodbye to my spent annuals in my front garden like my Cleomes, Sweet William and Cosmos, although some are still hanging in there. Everything is green again, I have grown to love the foliage almost as much as I love the blooms but it is sad to see everything go by. See you next season garden :)







Some plants that I have that scream Fall are my Chinese Lanterns, they are glowing. I have always loved these invasive little plants, but I have to be careful they don't take over everything. Oh I love orange.






When I was visiting blogs the other day I saw the Bren over at Bren's Coneflower Cottage had done the most lovely things with what could be a eyesore for most people. She made a bottle tree out of a electric pole and blue bottles.....so creative! I told Bren I would share what I've done with our unsightly pole that sits right in the center of our parking spaces. I stood a old wrought iron porch column upright and anchored it to the pole then planted a trumpet vine. That was a couple of years ago and you can see that it has gone up and over the iron.

How about you? Do you have a creative way you covered a "eyesore" inside or outside of your home? Let's see your best camouflage job.








Finally, I want to mention I was in contact with Brigitte of Posh Girl Vintage, what a sweeheart and a busy girl. If you get a chance run over and check out her vintage items, not only does she offer a mouth watering array of vintage dresses, but she carries vintage handbags, shoes, lingerie, and even men's vintage. She also has a blog and guess what? My favorite little yellow rose dress is the page's backdrop! :) I am showcasing Brigitte in my "Beautiful Things" display this week. Stop by her place and let her know how much you love her vintage flair.



Puttering and muttering....

*muah*

9 comments:

Back Through Time said...

You always have such interesting posts! I think my entire courtyard is an eye sore and I cover it with honeysuckle, trumpet vine and lots of flowers!! It makes it cozy! And soon it will have a happy little camper as a back fence, LOL
Hope you have a great Sunday!
Michelle

Penny Carlson said...

This is the weidest thing! I went to the gardens at Biltmore Estates this week, because I had a sister visiting. We went to the greenhouses there and I saw a Chinese Latern and fell in LOVE with it! I had never seen one before. Then I come yo your post today and here is another! I love your gardens....and I love Dean Martin (had a crush on him when I was 13). His song was playing when I got here.....
Hugs,
Penny

Carmen Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Oh, Michelle, your little garden paths are so lovely.
Alexandra

Nunnie's Attic said...

I would have never thought to do that. I guess I have a lot to learn about being more creative. Thanks for the lesson!!

Love,
Julie

Meggie said...

Your garden paths are lovely! I'm cleaning my garden beds also...being from PA, we know it's just a matter of time before the temps get colder. I LOVE the idea of a bottle tree and just told a friend of mine about it today. I saw one like it on P. Allen Smith website. My sister-in-law gave me some trumpet vines. I hope mine look like yours in the near future.

Jennifer Froh said...

Oh my gosh.. I just went to the Posh Girl's website.. some of those dress are just amazing.. of course all the ones I wanted were sold or had a sale pending. Looks like she's doing great business. Now if only I had a place to wear a dress like that! LOL!!!

the feathered nest said...

Your garden paths are lovely. I'm itching to get outside. I have an old shed that looks like a a decrepit barn that I covered in yellow jasmine and pink roses.

Manuela

Counting Your Blessings said...

Posh Girl is great!! I'm enjoying looking around. I sent you an email last Friday but today it came back undeliverable (?). I was just saying that I had listed a handbag. Anyhow, great post! Blessings... Polly

FarmHouse Style said...

Michelle, I love your Chinese Lanterns. I have not tried to grow them but maybe I will give it a shot.
Rhonda