however, I know that soon the cold nights and cloudy days are going to take their toll and all will be dried and gone.
As most of you know by now, I have fallen in love with working with cement and that one of my favorite creations are my cement pumpkins. Since the first time I learned how to make these, a plan started forming in my head..................
a plan to have a cement pumpkin garden that I can enjoy all year long!
I am slowly adding to it every day until I get it the way I want it to look.
I have made different colored pumpkins............
and I used the real pumpkin leaves from the patch to make the leaves. I made those in different colors as well and added a few splashes of color.
What do you think??
On the patio, there is a round area where a tree once grew. After the tree died, I used the area to plant flowers and another tree. That tree did not like living there, so the area lie in wait with grass taking over it. This is where I decided to create my cement pumpkin garden. It greets guests as they come to the door and I can see it every day as I step out onto the grounds.
As you can see I have a lot of more pumpkins and leaves to create to completely cover the area.
I am also making more feeders for the grounds around the house. We have so many feathered visitors as they migrate to their destination.
I have also made some more pots and planters............some I hope to sell when I get my vintage shop opened.
This old watering container has sat out on the grounds for a long time, because I could not decide on what to use it for. The bottom is rusted and the drain plug is missing. I decided it would look cute sitting beside our yard windmill.............
and after dragging 27...........5 gallon buckets of dirt to it and filling it.............
I planted roses in it.
They are doing so well. It's November, and I still have blooming roses.
The morning glories are also hanging on and blossoming.
I finally found a vintage door to place on my vintage shop that I hope to open next year. It is perfectly weathered and rusted!
You can read more about this and the items for my shop by visiting my embroidery blog.
Just click onto this link
Also, I just posted a wonderful potato side dish recipe on my cooking blog.
I made this dish to go with grilled steak the other night. It is so wonderful and delicious.
Click onto the link for the recipe.
Now tell me................
do you have any garden blooms hanging on..............
or are you under a blanket of frost or snow?
I would love to hear!