When I first launched the blog in 2014, I shared my joy for vintage enamelware. It’s that bright pop of white with a rim of color that seems to grab my attention.
No matter what you place in these containers it looks great. Even sitting alone it looks attractive. Enamelware also takes me back to a time when life was simpler.
This fall I decided to gather up my containers and place them on the picnic table. This table always looks better with some type of display in place.
The backyard is a bit of an oasis, much like the garden but the chickens can’t get in.
The next step was to go to the nursery and pick out some fall colored plants. I wasn’t sure what I was after I just wanted something colorful that was the traditional yellow, orange and brown.
The Traditional Mum
The selection was very basic and I found myself surrounded by garden mums everywhere I looked. Mums are not my favorite plant but I decided to start with one that was a bit of a burgundy.
Can you believe it, I only purchased one. What I was really searching for were pansies.
A Basket of Pansies
I don’t know why but something about pansies says fall. It’s still a little early to find them but there in the corner hanging on a rack was a selection of baskets filled with golden orange pansies.
Of course I grabbed one because I knew separating them would be a snap. This would allow me spread out the beauty.
Complete with Asters
Finally I grabbed a couple mini asters in shades of purple. Asters are a perennial which means they will keep growing year after year. Consider planting mini asters they’re so easy to care for, add a little llama tea fertilizer
three times a year between watering and they grow like gang busters.
I also included some Osage orange and a package of romaine lettuce because I simply love these shades of green. Sprucing up the backyard is always fun.
I’m looking forward to relaxing by the fire pit in the evenings surrounded by pretty things and roasted marshmallows. Now doesn’t that sounds like fall?