Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Does Anyone Else Buy Plants in October?

Design - "Calendar October"
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Raw Belfast linen
Fibers - Anchor - 1 strand over 2 threads
Started - 2 October 2010
Completed - 4 October 2010

I think I say it over and over, but I cannot overstate my admiration for creative people.  Once again a designer's use of form and color just blows me away!  The muted stars and moon, and the umber pumpkin contrast with the aubergine colored word "Halloween" - wonderful! 

For your Tuesday Garden Party pleasure, I bring you...hostas!
How many do I have?  Let's just say I have an assortment - a collection!

Blue Cadet, Little Popcorn, and Sunspot
How was I to resist these three cuties?  They were 50% off - and brand new, fresh plants - small hostas - perfect for my "Hosta in a Pot" fetish! 

I also purchased some pansies - they are the most hopeful plants as the growing season winds down.

And yes, there is a fuchsia on top - such tiny blossoms and wonderful foliage!
I confess, I'm in love with chartreuse - can you tell?

Now I need to go back outside and plant everything!


Melinda said...

October is the best time to buy plants! especially perennials! I'm in love with your pansies!

Annemarie said...

Another lovely pumpkin. And yes, I buy plants in October! I buy them year round, actually :o)

Denise said...

You found some great deals and next Spring, you'll be very happy to have bought those hostas! Hostas are so wonderful. I already have a few things on my plant list to buy. After reading your post, I think I'm going to have to add hostas to the list!

I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at firstadream.blogspot.com.

Kathleen said...

The flowers are gorgeous... have a wonderful day!