The forecasted weather is to dip down into the 3o’s and there’s so many remaining garden blooms in the garden. Well, there was only one thing I could do! Create some remaining garden blooms bouquets.
Zinnias are the mainstay of my cottage garden. I just finished canning three bushels of tomatoes and used the canning rack as the centerpiece. Grabbed two blue mason jars from the pantry then plucked my newest knit pumpkin in the middle. The two pumpkins in front are real.
Lil’ Pump-Ke-Mon, the mini orange and white stripe, has such a cute name and adds great color and interest too!
Such gorgeous colors..
Cosmos, another work horse of a cottage garden. Very few left this late in the season but enough to fill a milk glass vase. The pumpkin color helps pull out the pink Cosmos.
Beautiful Cosmos blooms make a great bouquet.
Salvia pops against the orange enamel creamer. Also, I love using breadboards for a vignette centerpiece.
Victoria Blue Salvia has the prettiest color. In Spring, Zinnias, Cosmos and Salvia are such easy plants to propagate.
The Mums have finally bloomed and I surely know its Fall when they do!
I don’t typically used tradition Mums colors of yellow, orange and maroon, but, what I like to use is varying shades of pink.
Mr. C’s parents lived in TN and while antiquing a store had these Mums and shared some with me! Each season as the Mums bloom I think of that shop, and the owner, and where I scored my Blue Onion canister set.
With the colder weather fast approaching Mr. C decided to drain the pond. Ginger fell in a few times over last winter and we don’t want it to happen again! She’s feels secure waking over the pond but doesn’t realize that when it starts thawing she can’t!
When Mr. C was removing the water we spotted this on the bottom and its a frog! All by himself and pretty big!
Ginger is a sweetheart but she is one serious hunting dog. Cocker Spaniels are the smallest dog in the hunting group. So far this summer she’s torture baby possums, this frog and squirrels. We haven’t spotted a raccoon in near a year!
We felt so bad we exposed the frog that we decided to put some water back into the pond.
Soon the Frog was covered over with water and we haven’t seen him since!
In all the years we’ve had a pond we’ve never seen a frog before? But, where do they come from? And where will it live in the winter? How will it eat?
I haven’t been able to stop worrying about this frog, after all, he is part of the family!