Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Greenhouse Road Trip - Finding Autumn

It was another rainy day in the garden as we adventured out to a  road trip in search of some warmth in Autumn.  I do believe we found it as we arrived at a local family greenhouse as we were welcome by a colorful display of mums and pumpkins.  Can you smell the fresh chrysanthemums in the autumn rain?

I was not heading out on this drizzle day to 'find' Autumn but some how it just happen.  My goals was to find a few pumpkins and mums to use in an arrangement.  Luckily, I had my Fuji camera tucked away in the car.  The photo on the right is an effect you get from taking a camera from 40* to 70* conditions.    This foggy view is the poinsettias that are growing at Bostdorff Greenhouse.
I have truly found Autumn on this Greenhouse Road Trip.

Back outside to make sure I didn't miss anything......... and it just so happens I did.  However, I brought this middle snap shot in the collage above home in a pot to add to my Autumn Garden.

WOW.... I couldn't get enough of these wonderful warm succulents.  After a couple dozen photos were taken of my new found 'love' I asked the employees what this collection was.   Excited to find that a new live roof is going in at a local Hospital.  Now I need to find out WHERE and HOW I can get some photos of that project.  I hope to have more photos of these to share with you soon.

I just can't get enough of those succulents!   

Have you found your Autumn?


Dirt Princess said...

Hi Bren! I am starting a seed swap. We would love to have you if you are interested. If you are, just leave a comment on my latest post! It should be lots of fun!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Bren, what a wonderful trip and nice autumn images! Those yellow-orange mums are stunning!

azplantlady said...

I am glad you had your camera with you. The Mums are beautiful! I always try to take my camera with me wherever I go because you never know when you will get the perfect photo opportunity.

cherry said...

No I have not found my Autumn yet but I am sure enjoying yours and I can't wait to see that live roof.
hugs, Cherry

Tootsie said...

thank for taking us along! this was wonderful!

Jen's Journey said...

WOW! What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a ton of fun! Glad to see it! LOVE the mums... I am getting some this weekend for my garden!

Hugs from cold Texas!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bren! I had a real Autumn Day today... no, not so much in wonderful color and not so much in traveling (as you did, thanks!) but in actually being able to work outdoors hauling mulch around the yard! yea! ;-) Isn't it funny what makes us happy?? have a great day!!

nonizamboni said...

Thanks to you, Bren, yes I have! So much color and fun. Thanks for sharing...hopefully we'll have some more autumn here too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I am afraid we have gone straight to I do appreciate your warmer Autumn photos! Beautiful Mums :)