Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Outdoor Autumn Display

I moved my handcart-turned-into-display-cart by the fish pond for an autumn display. It also filled an empty spot after pulling out the petunias that were there for the summer. This display is seen from both sides of this flower bed.

Empty cart from the back side.
Before - looking out from the dinning room.
Close up.
I had the star for several years displayed outdoors but the paint didn't hold up well. I scraped the loose paint off, exposing the rust and leaving a lovely patina for this vignette. I prefer ornamental kale over mums (unless I want more of them) as the kale lasts longer and the color and deeper gets lovelier in the autumn chill. It also can handle light frosts...altogether a lovely decorative plant. I'm pleased with this display!

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Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

And so you should be pleased - wonderful! Good rescue of the star.

Passionate for White said...

Very cool and unique display!

Marie said...

Oh my....your fall garden display is so wonderful! I love all those heirloom looking pumpkins.

Happy almost weekend!

Fishtail Cottage said...

This is just too cool! loving that hand much you can do with it!?! Thank you so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's...You'll have to share this post again next week at the new party "Outdoor Fall Decor Thursday's"??? xoxo, tracie

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