After moving our decorative potted plants around the yard I realized we need some fall color.
I’m happy the olive trees have been reconfigured with one at the back door and 2 at the front door. (I’m trying to get them to grow into a topiary shape.)
However olive trees and rosemary even in ochre pots do not give a lovely splash of color that we expect in autumn.
Our trees won’t actually change colors until about a month from now.
Charlie and I went to a local farm stand to find some lovely asters but the selection was limited to a fabulous supply of pumpkins.
I took a lunch break to visit my favorite hardware store where the asters were a lovely blue (bluer than in my photo) and some sale chrysanthemums were a warm burnt sienna.
I called Charlie to tell him I had purchased 11 plants for him to pot up. I caught him on the phone while he was picking beans from the potager. He really doesn’t understand growing ornamental anything, especially flowers.
I’m sure I’ll move these around until they brighten up just the right spot.
I have a small tip for finding the best potted flowers, meaning the ones that will last longer: look for the pots with lots on unopened buds that have been kept mostly in the shade. The flowers in full bloom that have been given full sun all day will fade sooner.
What are your fall colors?