Thursday, October 8, 2009


There is a little nursery near me that I love. It is not the biggest or the fanciest, but it is such a lovely place to spend a little time. I was driving by it this week and noticed their sign said they had white pumpkins. Yea! I was so excited! Rose went with me and we had a fun time there.
I was bummed when I realized I didn't have my camera with me, because they had such a gorgeous display of pumpkins there. They had French pumpkins, white pumpkins, "blue" pumpkins (that looked a pretty pale green to me), and they sold tall, tall cornstalks as well.

As part of my little "fall porch preview", here are the pumpkins we chose...

I didn't know before that these bright, almost red, orange pumpkins were called "French" pumpkins, but now I do! :) I'm sure most of you already knew that! I'm still working on the front porch, and hope to have pictures of that soon. :)

They also were selling cut dahlias, just a dollar a stem, and they were amazing! I am NOT a good floral designer, so they were very simply cut and placed in a vase, but the flowers don't seem to mind and have cheered up our little kitchen! This picture does not do these flowers justice at all...

(please tell me you will try to ignore the ugly blue painter's tape!)

The nursery also had various pots of kale planted with pansies and violas, and they were so pretty together that Rose and I picked out some to plant...

...Which we did later that day, in pots I already had at home. I don't know about that smaller one, I think that plant is looking a little sad, maybe it should join the others in the biggest one...Have I mentioned before how much I DON'T know about gardening? It would fill many books, I am sure! :)

Okay and I'm excited about this so I must show you these BEFORE I decide what to do with them...more milk glass!

It is hard to see in the picture, but one is bigger than the other two, and they are in perfect condition. I found them at my favorite little "hole in the wall" thrift store, for three dollars each, which really isn't bad at all considering! :)

So, I hope your week is going well, and that you have a good night! :)



Tracey said...

Until I started blogging, I had never seen a white pumpkin before! (I've led a sheltered life!) I'm sure we only have orange ones. I love how you Americans decorate your 'porches' for Autumn & Halloween, can't wait to see yours...XXXX

Unknown said...

we don't go gaga over Halloween. rarely will you see houses decorated and kids don't do trick or treat. haha, we don't even have orange pumpkins!

About Southern Belle said...

Cute pumpkins! See you soon.

Robin Beck said...

Hey Jenni,
Wow the pumpkins are SO perfect! They are beautiful!

I heard it is supposed to get down to 25 degree tonight! Egad. We are bringing our hoses in and covering a couple of plants too!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend,

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great looking pumpkins you have there. Your milk glass was a steal at $3.00 each...I luv milk glass. Hope you have a great week.


Jen @ said...

Hi Jenni!

What cute pumpkins! I was going to take the kids to the pumpkin patch this weekend but we ran out of time. I love that milk glass. So pretty and such a great deal!

Have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

Love those pumpkins! I think you did a great job on your plantings!

Angie said...

Such pretty pumpkins and flowers! There is a great pumpkin place near us that I plan to go to soon. I took my son last year and took some beautiful pictures because of all the colors and displays. I am getting to where I love fall almost as much as I do Christmas!

Unknown said...

I love your pumpkins!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Those are the most perfect pumpkins!
sandy toe

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I didn't know about French pumpkins! It sure is pretty! Love the milkglass!


Darlene said...

Those pumpkins look so perfect, the orange one almost looks like a tomato with its' coloring! Love your plants...they are beautiful. LOVE the milk glass! Hope you are having a wonderful day.♥

Charity Grace said...

Love the pumpkins! Love the milk glass!!!