2013 Announcement creating height for the container

Purple Sunset Fruit

2013 Announcement Creating Height for the Container Arrangement

‘Purple Sunset’ ornamental pomegranate

Here’s something exciting for one of Flowergardengirl’s picks as she chooses her 2013 container arrangements. Now hey, it looks pretty big below right? ….but you can buy it much smaller and cut the lower limbs for under planting. Deep burgundy fruit will appear all summer and beautiful birch yellow fall leaves appear in autumn. Orange flowers precede the fruit.

I’m going to plant this in a rather large container and give my front entry a rather Mediterranean feel. I planted ‘Firethorn’ pyracantha vines last season and I bet that is going to be a riot of good looking entertaining autumn appeal for 2013. I will underplant with something that really makes that deep purple fruit pop and just wondering what will bring out the orange flower…any suggestions? I might have some ;).

A special thank you to Kathleen Hennessy and Bailey Nursery for their kindness over the years in sending me plants. I did not receive this particular plant but will be writing about others received this season. In the coming weeks I’ll be showcasing some of their roses, wisteria, and other ornamentals. Very proud to do so as this company has shown me a great deal of professional etiquette over the years. I appreciate them very much. Visit their website @ www.firsteditionsplants.com

Ya’ll stay tuned for even a few 2014 introductions!

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First Editions Purple Sunset Pomegranate FINAL 2013

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Christel Colla's autumn pumpkin arrangement

Pumpkin Lemongrass Chrysanthemum Autumn Containers with Christel Colla

Pumpkin Lemongrass chrysanthemum autumn containers with Christel Colla! 

I’ve introduced you to Christel’s kitchen garden  and her husband’s collection of tin signs so let’s see what Christel is doing today. Looks like she’s made us some pumpkin Lemongrass chrysanthemum autumn containers.

She’s the most inspiring person always coming up with new garden designs or making some kind of outstanding container arrangement. Her talents go beyond the garden to music and card crafting. I’ve never seen a person be so obedient to God to develop all that God has given them and she’s so generous to share. Thank you Christel.

Her husband Johnny….cut out the tops and Christel scooped out the insides which makes them last longer. Christel lives in California and that day it was rather warm but the cooler days to come will extend the life…..the good part is the pumpkins can be easily peeled away at planting time and all goes right in the garden or divided for places in other containers. If you live in a frost free zone…the mums will continue to be green for quite some time.

She said the pumpkin scraping was labor intensive. She was so tired but this part can’t be skipped or you’ll have a rotten mess too quickly before the season is done. Good job my dear friend. You always go the extra mile and do it right.

Please leave a comment telling Christel how much you enjoyed her giving us step by step instructions. I enjoyed it so much that I just had to share.

Christel first used Lemongrass and planted that in the pumpkins.

Next up the autumn flower selections

Sitting on Christel’s porch is a gorgeous pot of ornamental peppers…fittingly..a nice companion autumn container arrangement with the pumpkins.

And isn’t it to die for…..

Christel’s husband..Johnny..cut the pumpkins for her. This is a hard task and he is using a hand held power saw. Pretty smart I’d say. Saved Christel an hour or more she said. She was grateful. Johnny helps her do a lot of things…both are lucky to have each other. Both are immensely talented in a lot of areas.

Thank you so much for letting me use your photos Christel. I love you for it.

Thought you might also like to see Christel’s kitchen garden from a few years past. I featured her in a magazine that is no longer around but these photos sure tell the story. Christel changes this with each year and season and her fruits have grown in so nicely. She does keep up her bird feeders every day. Hats off sweet friend. Always a pleasure.

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$100 Gift Card Vintage Bohemian Jewelry Giveaway

Autumn $100 Gift Card Vintage Bohemian Jewelry Giveaway with Tippy Stockton Jewelry

Three giveaways in all by ‘liking’ the TippyStocktonJewelry Facebook page and  leaving your comment here you are entered to win one of the three; $100 gift card, one pair of Filigree earrings in ginger, or one pair of Filigree earrings in spice. 

Vintage Bohemian classic retro jewelry is hot right now and you’ll enjoy the creations of Tippy Stockton Jewelry. Just in time for the crisp weather predicted with the changing of the seasons or just because the colors are keen to the slant of the sun~~~ head over to the TippyStockton.com site and see how her creations will complete your holiday, tailgate, or festive wardrobe. Before you go, read the rules for the giveaway which takes place right here at the flowergardengirl.com blog. So pleased to promote Tippy Stockton Jewelry!

Patricia Kelly Mackey is offering a spicy autumn $100 Gift Card to one of the visitors to this site. The gift card is free to use for any item at TippyStockton.com

By ‘liking’ the Tippy Stockton Jewelry Facebook page and leaving your name in the comments below, you’ll be entered to win the $100 gift card vintage Bohemian jewelry giveaway.

There will be two additional drawings for the Filigree earrings pictured above in ginger or spice. Two more lucky winners! 

To be entered, head over and ‘like’ TippyStocktonJewelry on Facebook and leave your comment here at the flowergardengirl.com blog. Contestants names will be chosen at random and verified as ‘liking’ the TippyStocktonJewelry Facebook page.

Winners will be announced in approximately one week. Thank you for visiting both the Flowergardengirl.com and TippyStocktonJewelry.com sites. 

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Laura Eubanks designforserenity.com pumpkin succulent container

Autumn Succulent Pumpkin Container Arrangements For Order

 

Autumn Succulent Pumpkin Container Arrangements for Order

Decorate in style this holiday season with a one of a kind succulent topped pumpkin from Laura Eubanks of Design for Serenity!  Each pumpkin is uncut and designed to be beautiful for months to come.  Want to create your own centerpiece?  Order our Succulent Starter Kit.  Each kit includes no less than 40 various succulent cuttings, enough to cover a large pumpkin, moss, glue, decorative seed pods and detailed assembly instructions.  You provide the pumpkin or other container of your choice.

Visit http://www.designforserenity.com and order today!
Sooo excited!!!!
Laura Eubanks
(619)207-8081