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October 10, 2014

This Week's Ramblings #16

Sometimes it's the littlest things that give you pleasure!

 We went to the Farmer's Market last Saturday and I decided to take a video of this man playing guitar with a battery operated amplifier.  The sound isn't what you'd call awesome but I thought it was neat that he was there.  It was really chilly too so I applaud him for sitting there doing this.  The week before there was a gal playing a violin!

On Monday I posted about my "deckorating" as you can see "here"
Wouldn't it be fun to decorate for a barn party!

Then I posted about my topiary planters for fall "here"   
This the 2nd year I've used this basket Dan helped me create.
This was the planter loaded with the supertunias before I dug them out to do the topiary.


When we finished at the Farmer's Market last Saturday we went to the local farm and lawn supply store and I saw this window planter that I was impressed with and had to take a picture.  It was windy and overcast but I couldn't ignore it!  It's loaded with different types of sweet potato vine, coleus, purple fountain grass and licorice plant.  I may have to try something like this for next year!

 One of my window planters with sweet potato vine.  It can be aggressive and just about choked out my geraniums. 


I like doing tablescapes like a hobby and this week there was a challenge issued to do something with purple and fall accents but no orange which was hard to keep out.  This post can be seen "here"

I brought in my succulent planter to save it from the cold and upcoming frost.  This began because of two succulents gifted to me by my daughter.  I hope I can keep it going through the winter! 

 My succulents will hang out here with the Christmas Cactus which is also a succulent.  Keeping them up on a stand away from the heater helped a lot.  I get the morning sun here and it seems to be just enough.

Time for more apple pie!  The apples are coming in strong here this year!
I hope to get out and visit an orchard and get some fresh cider!

Have a great weekend everybody!


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10 comments:

  1. You've been busy, Liz.
    I love street musicians... funny, it's been a while I don't find one. But I like the unexpected of being greeted with music where it wasn't supposed to.
    I need to search the sweet potato vine. It seems easy to maintain (is it?) and what a spectacular effect.
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Teresa

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  2. Yes, it would be fun to decorate for a barn party, especially this time of year. That apple pie looks great!

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  3. I really enjoyed this post, fun to visit the past. Your sweet potato plants are so beautiful, I wish they didn't winter kill. I really like the pot to. LOVERLY, Jo

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  4. Liz,
    I could feel Fall through your photos, and boy is that a welcome feeling, especially with it being 90 plus here today! I have been decorating too, but my spirit has to be forced, and the air conditioner turned down real cool.
    This topiary is really nice, and sings of Autumn. You have such a talent for decorating and of course
    you are a natural gardener with a mighty fine green thumb!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jemma

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  5. I've enjoyed your posts this week, and tis review helped confirm I didn't miss anything. I do love your new planters! And, I hope your succulents survive inside this winter. I can't believe you are having frost already! I still want some of your colorful leaves, too. ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings~
    Kim

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  6. I totally agree Liz! It's the little things that bring us most joy. Your planters are lovely. I had luck with succulents the best a few years ago, then they died too so I just about given up on all things Gardening lol.

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  7. I can tell that you are enjoying the Fall season like me! I love that window box picture you took. I've never been able to get my planters that full. Sweet potato vine is great, isn't it? But, you're right. They can take over whatever you've planted with it. Mine actually grew little potatoes one year!!! Your Fall décor looks great.

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  8. You have been quite busy. I love this time of year. The Farmer's market is always a fun place to visit. I do give the musicians kudos for doing what they love. Your fall decorating is fabulous. Window boxes and topiaries are so lovely. Nothing speaks fall than fresh apple pie. Enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Hi Liz and what a busy gal you've been! I love farmers markets and there seem to be lots around here! The fall displays are so lovely! I thank you so much for popping in to see me and your advice about the shelves. The folks left some shelves in the basement but I've already filled them up with dishes! I need to buy some more and get some bins. I guess I can't do it overnight, although I'd like to! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Your topiary planter with pumpkin is adorable Liz and I'm swooning over that window box!

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