Monday, October 29, 2012


Happy Monday. What color was your weekend? I hope it was beautiful.

This was our terrace this morning. Our trees are fading but, I've noticed that the heather and pumpkins are keeping us bright. I love heather because it's the world's easiest Autumn bloom. Heather grows wild here but, I love it's color concentrated in pots, lining our walkway and terrace.

Heather on the streets in Vasastan, Stockholm, One of my favorite, first, Fall, Swedish countryside memories, was spotting purple hills of heather on the banks of Lake Mälaren between Ekerö and Adelsö to Stockholm's west. I think that pots of this plant are a non-gardener's best friend, this time of the year. Do you have a favorite Autumn plant? What are your tips?

Friends named Heather + tiny "pumpkins" = Fall Happiness!
Wishing you a great start of your week!

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  1. I can't beat the rowan (mountain ash) tree that I put outside my house when we moved here (Scottish myth dictates that every house should have a Rowan to keep away the witches!). It's fitting that at this time of year the Sorbus Vilmorinii variety turns from green leaves and pink berries to fiery orange leaves and white berries: it's breath taking. And hopefully there won't be too many witches on Halloween!

    1. Thank you so much for this. What a timely story! I just love it. I, too, like these trees and counted myself lucky to have several pre-existing on our property when we moved here. I didn't know just how "lucky" we were! Is it true that the heather is covering Scotland this time of the year? I imagine it this way and hope to see it first-hand one year.

    2. Some heathers will still be flowering, but our common native stuff that covers the mountains is probably best in late summer, August I would say.


Thank you!