Sunday, September 27, 2009

A few new things for Fall

I know-it's not exactly the right time of the year to buy new plants, but when you go to a garden center to buy mulch, you just can't resist picking up a few things!
I don't have any asters, and knew this cute little "Pixie Dark" aster would just fit in a spot by the pond. And it's a perennial, so maybe next year I will see Pixie's cute little flowers again!
I have been trying to think of a way to camouflage these stakes around the pond. Until I do, I thought I might try a dwarf grass. So, I picked up a "Little Bunny" fountain grass. I read about these before I went to the garden center, so this is one plant I was watching for. It will only get about 18 inches tall and wide-perfect for this space!
The wheel-
barrow full of coleus and sweet potato vine is so pretty right now, but I needed something tall for the back. I thought this ornamental pepper plant would work great. It is a very, very dark purple and called "Black Pearl." Should look great against the reds and greens in the wheelbarrow.
I wasn't planning on buying any sweet alysum, but they had some pretty little bedding plants, and I thought I would get a few for the flagstone walkway and enjoy their sweet fragrance this fall.
And of course, who could leave without buying a few pumpkins...

















Even though it's in the 90's here today...



It's Fall Y'all!!!

20 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Looks good.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Debbi! Happy Fall to you!

JenningsJunk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your fall show! I like all your pictures, but if forced to choose -- gotta go with the wheelbarrow the new "Black Pearl" is stunning!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks JJ! The "Black Pearl" added quite a show to the wheelbarrow. But...you know how I love my wheelbarrow anyway! :)

CiNdEe said...

Just lovely! It sure is looking great there!!!!
I want pumpkins too, but yesterday it was 111 degrees here! I don't think its time for Fall yet. Maybe next week?

Meadowview Thymes said...

Cindee--I am afraid my pumpkins will rot--some of them usually do. Yuk! But we are suppose to get a cool front this week that might help. Fall sure is late for us huh? We are lucky with our springs though. :)

tina said...

Love your Black Pearl and sweet alyssum. They are such nice plants and hopefully will self seed. Your garden is looking most happy-rain and cooler weather and shopping is great for fall gardens-and the gardener:)

Meadowview Thymes said...

Tina, does alyssum self seed? I didn't know that. Lola told me her peppers self seed, and I didn't know that either! Not very many volunteer plants in my yard, but now that I know, I will be on the look out for these! :)

Msrobin said...

Lovely! You are all decked out for autumn now. I can never stand to decorate for fall till October. I haven't put out any pumpkins yet, but have a new mum, some ornamental kale and fresh pansies. Bought a lot of bulbs too. Fun work for me! I'm glad you are a wildflower lover like myself.

Meadowview Thymes said...

MsRobin-I can't put pansies out until November, so I buy mums to enjoy through Oct. I ordered bulbs from Brecks this year--have you ever bought from them?
Hey--congratulations on your nomination! You are very deserving!!

Susie said...

Wow Linda! How festive everything looks in your yard already. It looks like you got some great buys at the nursery. We've been stocking up for fall. Just wish the cooler weather would come on.

Barbee' said...

Everything looks so pretty! I think you are an artist at heart.

nancy said...

It all looks so refreshing!Now that it looks like the summer is finally coming to an end it is so nice to be out in the garden again. There was a Master Gardeners sale in our town thsi weekend and we looked like a bunch of ravenous wolves waiting to jump on the plants they had..

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Susie! I know I kind of rush fall--it's still hot here, but the colors are so pretty it's hard to pass them up. I think working at a garden center would be the perfect job! :)

Oh Barbee--what a sweet thing to say! I do love to put a thing here and there. It's just junk to some, but treasures to me! :)

Nancy, boy I love those sales! I find some great things at a garden tour I go on every spring. And the plants always do so well for me too! Hope you found some good things for your garden!

Anonymous said...

Love the fall plants and the fall, too!

And, I beg to differ, but isn't it always the right time to buy new plants??

Your sister,
Kim

Lola said...

It all looks awesome. I love all of it. I do have some mums that are blooming. They survived from last yr. I had a white one that bit the dust & would like to replace it.
So much to do & I'm so slow.
I have some fake pumpkins that I use outside since it's so hot here. They look real. Real ones just don't last in the heat.
I'm like you I like old things in the garden like the wheelbarrow, chairs that you plant, all sorts of things.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Sister Kim---you are right!! It IS always time to buy new plants. You heard her garden blogging friends--my sister says we can buy plants anytime! Whoo-hoo!

Thanks Lola. I am so bad to buy these pumpkins--it's still hot here too, although we are getting cool fronts every week. Guess I just try and get a jump on fall. There is always something to do in the garden. Working full time doesn't give me the time I would like (and need!) but I do what I can do. Sounds like you and I could go "junking" together and find some great garden treasures. We'll take Cindee with us--she finds all kinds of good things! :)

Lola said...

Oh, that would be great. What a lovely joyous day we would have. I adore her art.
I've had the wheelbarrow, chair, ladder thingys. Wish I could get out & find more treasures to replace some I've lost.
I love that motel chair you have. That will be my next purchase if I can find one even tho it may have to be a new/old one.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

This is a great time of year to buy, all the summer stock is market down! Your yard looks great.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Nola!