We got frost a couple nights ago. My zinnias that have been blooming so bountifully are gone.
The morning glories are gone too.
The sunflowers have been over for a while. The birds and the squirrels have been fighting over the seeds.
There are a few bits of flowers that didn't get frosted but flower season is pretty much over. Now it is the turn of the autumn leaves to fill our lives with color.
Last week, I wandered around the garden as the sun was setting with my camera. The colors were so lush and rich.
I couldn't get enough of these magenta colored Amaranth. The strands looked like wooly pom poms. Some of the blooms are over 36" long.
I looked up into the sky and the clouds were this gorgeous shade of peach and gray. Stunning. It didn't last long though.
Here is the exterior of the newly re-done Garden Shed. I planted Morning Glories to grow up the railing in the front part of the porch and over the archway. They did just what I envisioned.
The frost held off until after my photo shoot was over. That was so lucky.
Botanical Style is absolutely lovely. It is divided into 7 chapters: Botanical Inspirations, Vintage Botanicals, Boho Botanicals, Industrial Botanicals, Tropical Botanicals, and Natural Botanicals.
The selection of textiles that she features is really great, including many vintage fabrics. Here are some of my favorite spreads from Botanical Style.
This is a lush book - full of gorgeous photography. I can only imagine how fun it will be to look at in the middle of winter when I am dreaming of being outside and in my garden again.
At the end of Botanical Style, Selina includes credits for each photo (most of them were taken in the UK and in Sweden), credits for suppliers of props, and a great source guide.
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So here is what I have for one of you today..... your very own copy of Botanical Style supplied by the American publisher Ryland, Peters and Small. Here's how to enter....
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