Welcome Fall! Now that I’ve been playing with fall foliage and going on Fall Nature walks, I’m totally into it sweet friends! I also made homemade doughnuts this week but did not take one picture! oops!
I collected the rose hips and white berries on a drive in Everson, WA (about 2o minutes away). I absolutely love driving or walking in that area because it is close to the hills and mountains and it just feels like home to me! The lovely rustic potting bench was built by my husband Donny and you can see more of his creations on his website, Dream Garden Woodworks or more updated on his Instagram account @dgw_donny
This potting bench was made with reclaimed lumber, an old sink (from my sis-in-law Gitti), and an old window. I’ll be planting a few bulbs soon in my garden and also hope to mulch the garden.
Did you know that I rarely buy flowers except maybe at a roadside stand? I almost always forage flowers or weeds or foliage for my home or for photoshoots (my friend, Terry, taught me how to do this!). Maybe there is more to be had here in the PNW but sometimes we don’t see what’s in our own “backyards”! This has really changed my life for the better! It is very therapeutic to pick a bouquet with your own hands and then arrange them in a container and then enjoy them for a few days. I have a friend (I met on Instagram) who picks bouquets every day and they are very inspiring! Monica can be found online at Monica Sabolla Gruppo or on Instagram @frommyenglishcountrydiary.
“Flowers every day keeps the Doctor away!” (I just made that up just now.) But flowers are so therapeutic especially when you touch them, pick them, and arrange them. Make time for bouquets; foraged or purchased. (or homegrown!)
Until next time,