Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Smell and Taste of Fall
Traditionally Chrysanthemums are the most popular choice for fall. Bring a whole 8-inch pot indoors and celebrate the season with the vast selection of warm toasty colors. Find an old enamel saucepan to set the flowerpot inside. If there is extra room, add a few colorful pansies. Fill in any showing space at the top with sheet moss.
My favorite thing to do in the fall is to take a “gathering” walk through our woods. The canvas of colors is bright flame of yellow, crimson and orange. I return with a handful of colorful leaves, berries and top-heavy grasses. Some I bring indoors and display in a tall crystal vase yet, they make a beautiful arrangement to leave by my back door in an old watering can. For an indoor centerpiece, a hollowed out pumpkin with a mason jar inside to hold water can hold colorful leaves and bright yellow mums. A bit of bittersweet woven in the arrangement or honeysuckle vines curling give added interest. Let a few leaves fall onto the table.