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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A Lovely October


We have enjoyed a beautiful October. As I write this post, we have yet to have a kill frost. The above  photo is the hanging basket our son Atticus gifted me for Mother's Day. It has done so well, it is still blooming!


The zinnias continue to bloom as well. The colors are just lovey! 



Adding pumpkins to the ever growing  flowering pots.


Adding corn and pumpkins to my red, white and blue summer display, to make it an autumn display.


The real show stoppers of my autumn display are the orange mums. Orange mums are my favorite.

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  1. The orange Mums are beautiful, Carla. That is what I wanted for my front porch, but
    instead I found the Fall mini roses. The hanging basket is coming along nicely. And
    the Zinnia looks just like Autumn. What a pretty color. October looks charming on your porch area, Carla. ; )


  2. The mums are just gorgeous. Nothing says "Fall is Here" quite like mums. I know some don't like the scent but I love it. Spicy! Your plants are just incredible. You have a very green thumb.

  3. Oh my gosh your flowers are looking so amazing. Love your fall orange mums those are so so pretty. It is cool evenings and nice mild days here. Loving fall so far. xoxo Kris

  4. It's hard to believe we are already October 20th. No killer frost here either and some flowers are still blooming.

    Your orange mums are so beautiful and those little begonias are so colorful... Your hanging basket is still doing so well. I've given up on hanging baskets because I forget to water them and they usually dry out... Maybe it's because I have too many flowerbeds to water.
    I hope the killer frost is still way off.

    Hugs, Julia

  5. The mums are relly stunning! Mums don't like me very well, none have ever stayed alive for me.

  6. Your porch looks lovely dressed up for autumn.

  7. You have beautiful flowers! Because of your care.

    Some of ours are still going strong, but most are spent.

    Gorgeous photos here!!!!!!!!

    "Let's go Brandon"
    🍁 🌰 🌻 🍂 🍁 🌰 🌻 🍂 🍁

  8. Your flowers are so beautiful, and that hanging basket is looking lovely too.
    Gorgeous photos.

  9. The cosmos continue strong. I don't know if they wi11 survive tonight. I hope so.
    My roses are just covered up so they should fare ok

  10. It all looks lovely. I've done nothing.

  11. It certainly does look a lovely October.
    Really enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan


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