Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Sights and sounds of fall around the lake....
Buddy snapped a picture of the morning fog as it rolled on the lake.
He walks around the lake almost every morning.
The Canadian geese always find our lake tempting to fly in and check out the waters.
A bit of cotton reminds me of my mothers family as they
were cotton farmers and the fall was like a holiday
almost with the harvest season.
I saved seeds from my last years pumpkins and they grew like crazy.
But one can never have too many, so a trip to the farmers market
added a bit of color. Will save those seeds too!
is my favorite in the fall with leaves carpeting the boards.
I love the sounds of the carriage wheels as it rolls over the boards.
and amazed at the color for flower arrangements.
A lovely way to end the weekend
with a bonfire by the lake.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Happy Wednesday friends! I freshened up the Boat House
and around the grounds with a few chrysanthemums.
They add a charming amount of color to the fall landscape,
and the Boat House is a great little retreat for fall.
When the days are warm, the nights are chilly
and the leaves are just starting to think about
turning to those pretty fall colors...
then it is time to add some mums!
From the Boat House to the Front Porch, Mums add fall color
and dress the landscape in the charm of the season.
Fall is appearing around the house as well.
It is hard to do, but when selecting your Chrysanthemum plants,look for ones with buds that haven’t bloomed yet.They should only have a sneak peak of colorto confirm what color they will bloom.
Most mums will be have cramped roots,
and to get the most out of your plant,
you should probably plan on repotting
it in a larger vessel once you bring it home.
If you repot your mum, use potting soil or we have
manure from the barn that is nutrient rich.
Mums like sun, so try to tuck your pot in a sunny area.
I have had to learn the hard way to water thoroughly and watch over the coming days to see how long it takes for the soil to start losing its moisture for you don’t want the soil to be soaking wet. Watch daily for you don’t want it to dry out either. In my case, I water my mums every other day when it’s hot and every 3-4 days when its cooler. Again, the key is not letting the plant dry out but not to overwater either.
garden is especially satisfying this year.
With just a little attention, your mums
should last beautifully through the season.
I hope you are all doing well and
enjoying some peace and beauty
during these troubled times.
Welcome Fall, 2020 .... Hugs!
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