Monday, August 27, 2007

Fall is a Comin'

...and I am so ready!

It's been all over the place temperature-wise here in Delaware for the last few weeks. Early last week we were in the 60'sF for highs, and later in the week we were 98F for a high. What the heck is that all about? It's been dry most of the Summer. Then (not that I mind) 3 days of rain in a row. It's foggy most mornings, with heavy dew dripping off the trees. The dew makes the over night work of the spiders glisten like jewels.

School has started for most of the my kids...high school and college for my kids in my home, and the same for my kids who work at the greenhouse.

The displays start to change greatly at the market as new merchandise comes in...

Mums and Sedum start to line the walkways.
This is what I see when I walk out the front of the greenhouse. Planted behind the pots of sedum and chrysanthemums are 'Blackie' Sweet Potato Vine, 'Confetti' Coleus, and Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo which are part of the summer beds at the Market. The Sweet Potato Vine and Coleus go well with the fall colors, but won't last long once the cold weather starts. Fall Pansies will be in this bed in a few weeks.

I love this combination for Fall.

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' (a good ol' reliable fall plant), Liriope 'Big Blue', and 'Caramel' Heuchera.

Brunnera 'Looking Glass'

This is a gorgeous shade really pops in a garden next to ferns. It's certainly a bright spot in a darker corner of the garden.

Here are some tiny sized Ornamental Purple Kale. They are in 4" pots. They aren't dwarf varieties...just tiny starter plants. As the weather gets colder, the purple color becomes more intense. We also sell pink and white varieties, the color intensifies in these as the cool weather comes as well.

In this picture you can see some of the mixed bushel planters we sell. They are packed with cold tolerant annuals, and showy fall perennials and grasses. Also in the picture you can make out some Ornamental peppers. We sell tons of these for fall, this particular variety is 'Explosive Ember'.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. The new plants arrive almost daily. The colors just beg to be touched...deep yellows and oranges, plush purples, and oooh russet and browns. Its a nice perk up after a long hot stinky summer...even if it still is a long hot stinky summer. Come on FALL!


Carol said...

I wish you were selling plants near me. Your displays are beautiful and tempting!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Laurie & Chris said...

I am with you are weather has been crazy. One minute you are sweating like crazy and the next you are thinking about putting a light weight jacket on. I also love Fall. We take our vacation in the fall so we can enjoy it more. The plants are so pretty!

kris said...

All of those plants and combinations are simply lovely. I'd come to your nursery, for sure!!

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