Autumn Outdoor Inspiration

Terrain in Westport, CT is one of the great inspirational garden shops in the Westchester, NY/Fairfield, CT area.  They provide a fashionable feast for the eyes with amazing creative and colorful vignettes at every turn. They have outdoor offerings like landscape services, plantings, planters, garden accessories, garden tools, architectural items and outdoor furniture, as well as, indoor items like plants, specialty food items, unique serving pieces, interesting tabletop, scented candles galore, distinctive planters, books, exquisite gift items, etc.  They also have a delightful Garden Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating (seasonal).  The food is delicious and the breads are fresh baked all day long.

My girlfriend and I made our seasonal visit recently for Autumn Outdoor Inspiration.  I was looking specifically for ideas for the two urns on my front steps. After much contemplation I chose Millet as my “statement piece”. It is a grass-like plant with lime colored foliage and brown fluffy puffs. Wikipedia says, “Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.”  (I was informed at Terrain that Millet will seed toward the end of Autumn and I should harvest those seed, store them in my garage and plant in the Spring – I may give it a go!)  Assorted small and miniature pumpkins and ghourds serve as my arrangements “accessories”.  Here is the result…

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The photos that follow are the Autumn Outdoor Inspiration we enjoyed.  Amazing how many ornamental squash varieties exist, size and colors of pumpkins (I only knew orange pumpkins growing up).  I am always in awe of the originality and creativity of the displays and arrangements!  Hope you are inspired in some way too…

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The Millet I chose (below)

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More Millet (below)

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Thought this plant was beautiful!  Celosia Intez (below) with pansies.

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Indoor decorative pumpkins.

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Have you found your Autumn Outdoor Inspiration?

Thanks for stopping by…Cynthia

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