The main entrance to our house is the "back door". Like a true farmhouse, nobody comes in our front door. You'd actually have to walk past this entrance and to the right, to get to the front door. The front door that is never used, except by salesman or the FedEx guy.
This year I decided to add a little more than a pumpkin or two. Although with two large labs... you have to keep an eye on the pumpkins, least they cart them off for a little snack. I added in some orange, red and yellow flowers... even a corn stalk.
Of course there is one Cinderella pumpkin.... I think these are my all time favorites.
And for the first time, I added some corn stalks from the garden. I selected the shortest stalks and pulled them up, bound them and attached them with wire. Hopefully the winds of the past week are finished and the stalks will stay in place. Most of our corn is still producing so I was sure to select just the very short ones that would never mature.
I think the new orange, deep orange and red million bells looks great with all of the purple I have going on in my garden and around the back door. The purple October Skies Aster is putting on it's annual show in the background.
I bought one plant when we moved to Red Gate Farm. I now have it in 4 or 5 places... it seeds itself like crazy but is a great plant at this time of year. I keep it corralled with peony hoops or other support since it tends to flop by the time it gets this big each year.
I like the combo of white, purple and orange.... maybe a bit more Halloween than Autumn.
And my idea for the pumpkins on my vintage metal chairs?
The aqua chair and dark orange pumpkin is my favorite. Of course anything aqua right now seems to be my favorite....
I think it looks fun and fabulous... although maybe the pumpkins should be a wee bit larger...
Like some of these from last year...
Or even two years ago.... but the pumpkin fairy hasn't been visiting Red Gate Farm this year. I may have to settle for the handful I've harvested.
Of course, my ultimate goal would be this.... truck and all.
Enjoying the golden light of early Autumn, in the garden.