Thursday, September 19, 2013

Summer or Fall?!!!!!

Fall is in the air but still is summer!!!!

I decided to start some outside fall decor.  It was not an easy task since my summer flowers are still holding on.  They are just not ready to say good bye.  So I thought ok what to do??? 

 I mixed what is still hanging on of summer with fall decor.  A little crazy I know but the only compromise I could find since I was not ready to throw away the flowers that still have some life in them.

So I moved all the summer that was still thriving from the back deck to the front yard under the tree.  This way I only have to water the front yard now.  They are starting to get a little scraggly from the cooler temps and the bad water we have in our town but they still make me smile so I am holding on to them a little while longer.


So we still have a little bit of summer hanging around.

Petunia's love and thrive in most weather conditions.  They like it hot as long as they get watered and they like the cool nights and cooler days too.  They are little troopers that do not want to say goodbye.


I got my front door decorated for fall.  I made a wreath.  I got a basic wreath at Michael's Craft Store and added all the pumpkins and flowers and burlap bow to the wreath.  This way I could mix in some white and burlap with the oranges and yellows.

I like the way the colors pop on my yellow cottage door.

These summer plants are still thriving too.  The sweet potato vine is taking on a life of it's own so I just decided to add the fall decor to the summer plants.  A  little crazy I know but this way my summer plants can have some more time.





I brought around my white wagon and the two plants in the wagon are going strong.  I can't remember the name of these pretty little yellow flowering plants but they are doing great and are fall in color so they looked cute in the wagon.  I added some faux fall flowers and decor to the wagon in with the live plants.  The sweet potato vine in my watering can and yellow petunias are still going great too so I just added them to the decor too.


Found this cute sign today at Home Goods.  Loved the colors and the shape of this sign.


So there you have it.  Summer is almost saying good bye and fall is moving in.  It is kind of fun having the live plants still from summer mixed with the fall faux flowers and pumpkins.
Have a great day.
Hope your fall decorating is underway.
Kris
:)
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48 comments:

  1. Kris, this is the perfect transition into Fall, I'm still in awe of those Petunias, I just cannot get them to grow here. Your porch is adorable!!

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  2. We are still having summer weather where I live in Ontario as well...I have done much the same as you, tried to incorporate my fall decor with my summer flowers...seems a shame to throw them away if they are still blooming...I LOVE your porch!!

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  3. I love your porch and that wreath oh my! We are going to have high 80's today here in the Mid-Valley. I have done a little fall decorating too! Just enjoying these final warm days. Enjoy your day. We do not have a Home Goods in the State. However our little town will be the first early next year. I am so excited. Have a great day!

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  4. Oh Kris, everything looks great with your summer flowers. Your wreath turned out great - love all the decor on front door.
    Please note I have changed my email to fergiesfineries@att.net. I tried to change on profile but it doesn't change.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  5. So pretty. In AZ we mixed faux and real plants all the time. I love the little wagon!

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  6. I LOVE the potato vine in the Fall!! The lime green is fabulous with oranges,browns etc! I would hold on to those summer baskets too....the white is still gorgeous with Autumn! I love your creativity with setting the Pinks out further etc.....I love to decorate for Fall but mine will be minimal this year because of the "renovation" cottage starting soon. Your HOME is beautiful and I love seeing what you have done. A friend of mine-we used to take walks in other neighborhoods (few years back) and we would decorate, re-decorate,(between ourselves) everyones home. It was FUN! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  7. Well what ever the season everything looks stunning!

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  8. Kris, your transition looks really good! I really like the wagon - and the one in question looks like lantana flowers, but can't tell for certain without a closer view. My potato vines were driving me crazy - very needy of watering every day with their big potato roots in the containers, so I yanked them out and sent them to recycle with the trees on the porch! Aren't I a mean garden mom, lol? Your front door looks great too.

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  9. Kris, your flowers still look gorgeous!! I love the sweet wagon-so cute!!
    Susan

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  10. Oh my goodness, this just screams come inside and have tea with me. It is all so beautiful.
    Blessings

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  11. Looking very seasonal and inviting outside!! Are you neighbors ever able to keep up with you?? Just wondering. :-))
    Mary Alice

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  12. Im loving your fall touches they are beautiful.

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  13. Oh...i love your summer flowers but i adore your fall decors! Just gorgeous, in particular the sweet wagon
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  14. I have summer still here too--some of my potted flowers are still looking great. You are doing a good job adding Fall--I have been thinking about it :)

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  15. I think it's a great idea to mix your Fall décor with the summer flowers. Flowers are flowers (to me). Yours are still healthy, so I wouldn't dare get rid of them yet! I have petunia's on my front porch that are still doing ok (sort of). They're kind of leggy though. I think your front entry way looks very pretty!

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  16. I can't believe your summer plants are still thriving! Ours froze last week, so out they went. I haven't even thought about outdoor decorating yet.

    Your yellow door was a good choice!

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  17. Summer is for sure hanging on in Texas. Our flowers will get a resurgence before our first freeze. Your petunias are amazing.

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  18. LOVE your decor..summer or Fall. Sharing this on my fb now:)

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  19. I couldn't stand to get rid of any of those gorgeous flowers either. I can't believe they are still so beautiful. You certainly have that manic touch! Wonderful mixture.

    Judy

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  20. Really like the way you have combined summer and fall!d I tend to get tired of watering this time of year! Love the new wreath for the front door. Nancy

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  21. Just great, Kris. Those white petunias are really something. Your summer looks just right mingled with the fall tones. Front porch looks really pretty and love the new wreath and sign..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  22. Hi Kris,
    What you did worked beautifully. The design fits the temperature and the season well.
    Christa

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  23. So VERY pretty!! I am so glad you mixed them up...they look like they were "meant to be" together :)

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  24. What a great idea!! I love your summer flowers with your fall décor...so pretty!!

    ~Cindy

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  25. Love it all! A perfect blend of the two seasons :)

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  26. Kirs-IT LOOKS GORGEOUS! I about fell over when I saw real COLOR around your door for Fall. I always think of you in complete white and neutrals. It looks BEAUTIFUL. You did a grand job on that wreath and the flowers look great moved to the front yard. Okay- you are now officially WAY ahead of ME! xo Diana

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  27. Oh, everything just looks so beautiful Kris!

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  29. I love the cascade of white petunia's. You have been blessed with such a wonderful talent of being able to design and decorate and grow those beautiful plants. I like how you incorporated summer and fall. Being in the South - we only get summer for the most part. I wish I had your talents and your porch!

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  30. Oh my goodness, your yard looks beautiful! We have a few things that survived our summer, but even with regular watering, the heat finally gets to them. I really like how you added some pumpkins here and there among your summer flowers. And that wreath -- just perfect!

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  31. Kris you truly are amazing, I am in LOVE!! Everything you have done is just gorgeous. I can't believe how well your flowers are still doing. I can see why you are holding on to them. You incorporated them beautifully. That wreath is great the bow and added pumpkins are perfect.

    Cynthia

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  32. I wish I had the push to do the decorating like you do. I am a lazy old woman!

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  33. Your yard still looks so lush! I'm getting tired of watering the flowers. LOL. Lovin' your little white wagon!

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  34. Kris ... Your plants are beautiful ... keep them as long as you can. I don't know how you get them to grow so big. The potato vines just add the right color and so healthy looking. My deer would love them.
    Thanks for sharing ... love how you combined the two seasons.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  35. Beautiful! I really like your front door wreath. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings, Sandi

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  36. Always so pretty, Kris. Your plants and flowers are soooo gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  37. Kris your yard is gorgeous! Your plants still look amazing! Love your beautifully decorated porch!
    xx
    Anne

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  38. everything still looks beautiful, kris! my petunias dried up a month ago:( your porch is so welcoming--love the wagon! happy fall!

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  39. Kris everything looks so beautiful! I especially love your wreath.

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  40. Beautiful! Summer is still here in Florida. It will be in the upper 80's all week because we have a "cold" Front moving in.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  41. I can't believe how incredible your plants did this summer! They are so full even still! The tree in front with all of the hanging baskets and flowers around it looks like a floral paradise, while those white petunias on that old window really speak to me! Love that! What is it about rough and weathered mixed with soft and feminine that appeals to us so much? I don't have the answer, but it sure is something I'm drawn to! The porch is stunning with the summer flowers providing a foundation for your fall décor - I think they make perfect companions! I'm glad that you and your flowers are making such a smooth and creative transition from one season to the next! Hugs, Leena

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  42. Wow! I can't decide which beautiful vignette I link the most! So glad you linked up with Live Creatively Inspired. ~Tammy

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  43. Oh, Kris, your fall decorating is simply gorgeous!

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  44. That's very clever! Your plants look marvelous under the tree! Love your front porch Autumnal decor! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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