Tuesday, 13 October 2015

13 Oct : Autumn

Window Box : Fall 2015


This season we are modelling a rich autumnal palette of amber, butterscotch and copper. The wallflowers are being a bit unruly and growing too tall so they have been trimmed but the tiny jewel like violas are most pleasing. This box is at the front of our house which is west facing and the rich burgundy foliage and vibrant colours of the flowers glow until the sun drops behind the houses opposite. Later the little conifer tree will have bright new growth in a zingy lime green at the tips of the branches which trap the precious winter light. I love this autumn window box and was rather fierce to the visiting cat when she checked it out for lounging potential.

12 comments:

  1. Wallflowers blooming at this time of year? You are lucky.

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  2. I must admit that these were bought in pots from the garden centre. I have spring wall flowers as well.

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    1. Thank you! You can't quite see the burgundy Heuchera but the whole effect is quite pleasing.

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    1. I feel a bit guilty because in the hierarchy of my affections the window boxes are higher than the Visiting Cat. It's a bright cat - I think it understands.

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  5. haven't seen butterscotch for years. Something from my childhood.

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    1. Mmmm...I love butterscotch sauce on ice cream!

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  6. Is it wrong to have an urge to seek out teeny tiny solar fairy lights and festoon that minuscule pine tree with them?

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    1. No - it is totally normal. I know because the same thought has crossed my mind. I'm on the case.

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  7. It really is glowing, and you can see it from inside and outside - perfect. My seed grown wallflowers are sprouting insignificant yellow flowers. I've pinched them out and hope the promised 'blood red' flowers will appear in spring.

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    1. I'm not optimistic for you but they might have a change of heart over the winter.

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