What's Blooming This Week...Pots & Pumpkins

It’s early fall and most of the perennial flowers have faded away to seed heads. There are a few blooms on the butterfly bush to feed the hummingbirds passing through but not enough to photo. Some of the annuals are still blooming and the mums are just starting. Let’s take a peek at early fall at the cottage…

Stacked pumpkins on an old porch table.

This pot has greeted me everyday since May.

These hydrangeas are prettier than when they first bloomed.

This lavender brushes my ankles along the front walk and makes the porch smell delicious!

The lavender puts on a second show.

Welcome visitor to the "herb garden" out back.

Daisy relaxes on the porch rocker.

This week I am linking up:


  1. Ooooh I love this! I can almost smell the lavender. And the kitty on the rocking chair is just precious!

  2. Everything is just lovely! My flowers are still going great guns so I'm holding off on fall decor, but pictures like your stacked pumpkins makes it hard to hold back. You have such a welcoming home.

  3. Those stacked pumpkins are so cute! And the lavender plants - beautiful!

  4. Very nice..I love your lavender plants..I have to try these again..I have failed in the past but I know I was not preparing my soil correctly..this coming spring it's on my list of must have!!

  5. How I do miss not having a porch. I can remember many afternoons as a child playing on the porch. Your floral is also very beautiful. I just ador hydrangeas and my plants have been still producing blooms, and I have about 4-5 different colors on each bush.
    Happy Fall

  6. I just love looking at those stacked pumpkins photo. Gorgeous!

  7. So many gorgeous blooms this week! i just love the pumpkins on the porch - last year i put them out as soon as they began arriving in stores...& they rotted! but the snails were happy! ha...
    thanks for liking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's this week! hugs to you! xoxo, tracie

  8. Your little table is perfect! Love that gorgeous color and patina! thanks so much for linking up with VIF, xo

  9. That little table is wonderful. Love the pumpkins sitting on it.

  10. Your garden is still looking beautiful, I really Love that Green table & the perfect vignette with the stacked pumpkins, Thanks for sharing ~

  11. Your gard is beautiful and what a fun little table that you pumpkins are stacked on!

    I would be delighted for you to link up to Potpourri Friday & a Giveaway (in progress)!

  12. I LOVE your pumpkin set up on that porch!! So wonderful!! I featured it today on my blog!!


  13. I bet the smell is amazing with the lavender! Love the decor and especially Daisy. Found you via The Charm of Home. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/few-finished-projects.html

  14. Love those stacked pumpkins and that sweet cat. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  15. Daisy sure know how to live the good life! LOL! Beautiful florals! I am a new follower from the Creative Bloggers' Hop. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  16. Beautiful blooms! Love your pumpkins! Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!


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