Hello, and welcome to market days. Once again I want to take you to the flower market in my hometown. Each month I show you what flowers are in season and available at the market. This time of year, autumn flowers, berries, grasses and rosehips fill the flower market. Their colours remind you of an autumn forest on a bright sunny day. With flowers and fruits, you can bring a little bit of the abundance of nature into your home.
Last week, we had beautiful weather with lots of sunshine and blue skies. I even spent a day on the beach with my two sisters, celebrating National brothers and sisters day. We drank coffee and a bottle of white wine. We talked about family and our kids growing up. I love spending time with my sisters, we don’t see each other often enough.
With blue skies and most trees still green, it is looking a lot like summer. Days, and especially nights, are getting colder, though. Temperatures at night are close to freezing, but I hope we still have a few weeks left to enjoy my dahlias. They will bloom until the first frost. I still have plenty of flowers in my dahlia garden. Some plants have flopped over. I did stake them, but they are just too heavy. Other plants have already rotted away, I won’t be growing them again next season.
Signs of autumn are everywhere. We have three large oak trees in our garden. You can hear acorns falling from the trees constantly. The lawn and the driveway are covered with them. We try to clean up as much as possible. They will grow into trees and I don’t want to live in a forest.
Autumn is the season of the harvest, of apples and pears and nuts and pumpkins. I love pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie. Squashes are sold at the flower market for decorative purposes. They look cute, but I never know what to do with them, do you eat them?
This is also the season for nature collections. Seeing all those shiny conkers, acorns and berries brings back memories. When my boys were little we made animals out of chestnuts and matches. It’s a fun way to bring autumn into your home.
Our days of craft projects are definitely over, so I have to think of other ways to bring in the season. When the weather gets colder, colours get warmer. The leaves change colour to beautiful shades of brown, reds, oranges and yellows and these are exactly the colours I used last week in my dahlia bouquet!
Tell me, what do you do to add that autumn feel to your home?
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