I thought I’d take a little break from the Aeolians to share some things I’m savoring this fall. These Japanese Anemones (hupehensis japonica) come to me every year, in growing quantities, their poppy-like petals and the bright green centers that remain after the petals drop always make me smile. They grow in abundance here and I love how they brighten the house as the days begin to darken a little earlier.
If you’ve been reading SM for awhile, you probably know that another thrill for me each fall is collecting Osage Oranges or Hedge Apples to pile in bowls around the house. These oddly beautiful orbs offer a fresh glimpse of green and the most refreshing grassy, citrusy scent. Not only are they a natural room freshener, but they are also supposed to repel spiders and insects.
They look lovely and lively around the house and they also make great Halloween decorations. My kids always call them “monkey brains”, which gave me the idea to put them in jars with slightly red tinted water to look like laboratory specimens.
Osage Oranges can now be found on Amazon.
What are you enjoying this fall?
Have a great weekend!