I stopped in at my favorite nursery to see what creative things they were showing for fall. I wasn’t disappointed.
How about these mums? There was an entire wagon load off them, making for a mass of eye-popping color.
There were large piles of gourds of various shapes and sizes. Again, the emphasis is on LARGE, for maximum effect. These green ones are interesting together. I guess many will end up as bird houses.
These also looked pretty, and reminded me of a painting.
Just about every inch of the place has some sort of decoration. I liked the colors of these against the grayish brown of the roof.
Inside the greenhouse, there were many artfully planted and interesting containers. Being partial to ferns, especially when they’re in organic planters, I found this particularly attractive.
I also loved this planting of sedum – in what looked like a couple of bricks.
This is their fabulous salvia border, which had largely gone by but was still full of pollinators. Look closely and you’ll see a bee on the pale blue bog sage in the center. I adore bog sage, salvia uliginosa and tried to grow it one year, but as the name implies, it requires more moisture than my border can provide. I’m a sucker for that blue, though.