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Friday, August 13, 2010

Touches of Fall for my Porch

I know it is not officially the start of fall, but as I wrote in my previous post, I am feeling it in the air.

This past weekend Hubby and I took a little day trip to Half Moon Bay in California. It is cooler there by the ocean and you can smell the Monterey pines and the ocean air all at one time.

They have an incredible nursery that displays seasonal color on long tables. They put all of one flowering plant on each table for an amazing array of color. The senses are delighted by the fragrance, sight and even sound, they always have wonderful classical music playing in the back ground.

Here are just a few of the wonderful plants and flowers we saw that day……
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Look at the great planter this display of plants is in. It appears to be a mixture of cement that has rough elements added to it in order to make this natural looking planter, I loved this look.
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A wonderful mixture of colorful coleus and lobelia.
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Now for a look at my cart!!
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Inside my trunk all ready for the ride home.
The start of fall comes with the coleus. I also am adding a fun lemon cypress tree to the mix. This is a wonderful plant that actually smells like lemon when you touch it. It is going to make my porch smell so good. I loved the very dark almost black coleus with the border of lime. I think it will look really good in my black pots on the porch.

Remember when I did my porch make-over on this post ? I had it all done except for the cushions for the chairs. I got the cushions and they are wonderful. Black with white piping and I think they add just the right touch with the black and white striped curtain. I will have a picture of the porch with the new cushions on Monday's post.
Be sure to come back so you can see the pots on my porch all planted and ready for fall, well almost. I will be adding mums as the weather gets a little cooler and closer to Septemeber.

"Enjoy the Process" Of:

Going to the nursery and enjoying the sites,smells and the sounds and bringing home some of the beauty found there.