Every year we place pots outside the Community House in Birmingham in celebration of their Our Town Art Show and Sale. This event is not only an art show, it is a fundraiser. The money they raise goes to support any and all of their community outreach programs. We are not only happy to lend a hand, we enjoy it. I like to create an atmosphere of celebration with these, and all of our fall container plantings. Fall is a fete and fandango in Michigan that features incredible weather and great color.
These flower arrangements in pie pumpkins went to decorate the tables at Roast downtown. The event- the fall Gala for the Greening of Detroit. Their gala celebrates the people and events that have contributed to the success of their programs. The fall gardening season is a celebration of the harvest, a final fiery display of color that precedes the first hard frost, and a time to plant for the future. We are doing lots of fall planting in the landscape. Soon it will be time to plant bulbs for spring.
red bor kale and bittersweet
broom corn, eucalyptus, cabbage and kale
ruffly red cabbage
The pictures from Rob’s trip to the pumpkin patch are eloquent in their description of the change of the season. The pumpkins and squash are brilliant in their mature coloration. The fruits of the harvest are juicy and robust.
At the same time that the pumpkins are coming into their glory, the vines that nourished them are fading and blackening from cold. At the time of the harvest, the vines have completed their life span.
Rob says this annual trip to cut pumpkins is one of his favorite moments in the gardening year. As usual, he chooses materials for the shop that reflect his point of view about what is beautiful. There’s not much more to say, other than the fact that his photographs tell a story I never tire of hearing.