Earth Tones …Floral Friday

North America is in the time of year when Earth tone colors can predominate.  Nature draws upon the warm pallette of golds, tans, and warm yellow, greys, and muted greens. There is a small window of opportunity to use Earth tones for floral and accents.  Basically, there are two months, October and November.  After Thanksgiving, red and green will predominate.

Recently, I stumbled across a balsa and pine wheelbarrow planter.  The thing still had its plastic liner, so it was ready to use.  The Earth toned flowers were added and a touch of faded pink was added for interest. This fun piece will work for Hallowe’en and Thanksgiving.


The bears have returned to Floral Friday.  This time, in the guise of a souvenir mug from the “Bear Country USA” tourist attraction in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Gerbera daisies and goldenrod make a harmonious accent for one of my many bear figurines.


As is often the case, I include a Haeger container to the project list.  This ceramic basket makes an ideal base for a bountiful batch of sunflowers, black-eyed susans, and grasses.  An arrangement like this will work well throughout the next two months.

I like the Autumn season of color and transition. The shortness of the time, makes it all the more precious.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness likes this thought from Nathanial Hawthorne: “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by stayiing in the house.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Earth Tones …Floral Friday

  1. GP Cox says:

    Perfect!! You’ve done it again, Swabby!!

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