My newfound friend and I wish you a happy Halloween! We saw each other at Watson's Nursery and fell in love. Alas, our time together was not to last as there's only room for one
b witch in any relationship.
She must have quite a sense of humor as these guys always seem to be laughing.
These glittery pumpkins are kind of cute! O.K. let's have a little chat: Lavender/purple has always been a color present in the autumn garden with ornamental kale, mums, asters, colchicum and others all putting on their violet show and adding a light pastel foil to the screaming warm colors of fall foliage. When, however, did this jewel-toned purple and chartreuse start creeping in on Halloween's traditional orange and black palette?
The zombie garden gnome atop the pillar on the right caused me to laugh audibly.
These tree ghosts are always present in the garden but at this time of the year they look especially spooky.
And speaking of tree ghosts...
Suppose you keep this year's Christmas tree, let all the needles fall off while storing it over the summer, spray paint the remains metallic silver or gold and use it again the following year?
So much for tricks, here are a few of the treats I saw. This year is the first that Watson's has had Chief Joseph lodgepole pines. This one is starting it's color shift from green to bright yellow for the winter. I no longer lust after this plant as my Sister and Niece gave me one in September.
This visit was full of reminders of my eldest sister; for instance, this other old bat I saw.
Speaking of the old bat, one of my students made this one. I asked him what the cute little critters were and he said, "those are all the happy people." Seems that everybody knows that the old bat brings happiness to those around her.
Meanwhile, back at Watson's, the Acers were putting on holiday colors.
Coprosma 'Evening Glow' dressing up for winter.
Tricked ya! (Thank goodness!) Happy Halloween everyone!