Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Arrangement

I have lived in my house for 11 years and have never noticed that I have Silver Dollar Plant growing in my yard!  It is in a hidden corner of my property and I sort of wonder if some birds planted it within the past two years.  It is a biennial, so it would not have been visible a year ago and actually would have only bloomed five of my last 11 years.  Hmmm, maybe it has been there all along. 



These photos are quite 'grainy' since (1) it is a rainy day and (2) I use my iphone for photographs and (3) I am not a patient person, nor am I (4) much of a perfectionist.


I combined the beautiful Silver Dollar stalks with some callicarpa (beauty berry) and dried hydrangea blooms - also from my yard.  The Beautyberry bush is native to Georgia and this particular plant I bought off Ebay a couple of years ago.  It has flourished



I also love hedgeapple. 


I found these on the side of the road.  The neon green color is AMAZING and I love their fresh smell!

I love fall!!!


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4 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty arrangement. Love your silver bowl and I saw those hedge apples for the first time at Scott's last weekend. They were selling them and you got yours free.

Jill said...

so pretty!! and I LOVE the green of "horse apples"!- one of my favorites!
Blessings!
Jill

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful vignette! I love the pear picture you have on the easel. Martina

Betty Sneeringer said...

I like your arrangement. I have several scrawney beauty berry bushes. Keep wishing they would do better and produce more berries. Did you know you can make jelly with them? I got the recipe from the native plant society here in Florida. I made some and it is good - and pretty.

 
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