Awesome Orchids pots plants and more
In-Bloom Awesome Orchids pots plants & more October 2011

Botanical ArtworkFalling Into Place
There are pieces in our wardrobe that, by their very nature, say fall has arrived. Nubby-textured cardigans are ready to be layered with favorite corduroys. Thick-ribbed pullovers, retrieved from summer nesting places, promise to keep the approaching evening chill away.

Okay, it may still be too warm outside to do anything but daydream about this season's runway favorites, but, it's not too early to bring a little autumnal coziness into your own home. Relaxed evenings at home hold promise of quality time with family and friends. Gardens shed vibrant blooms for a subtle moodiness. Setting this season's stage begins with great textures and fun fall colors including cider brown, magnolia leaf green and turmeric yellow similar to those found in our shop's new botanical artwork.

Get ready to celebrate another autumn with confidence and ease in rooms and outdoor spaces that command attention. Like fashion favorites, beautiful classics for the home not only turn heads, they also never go out of style.

Eve, Alan and Martha

P.S. Join us November 1–7 as South Pineapple Avenue is once again transformed by local and international street artists participating in Sarasota Chalk Festival's Pavement Art through the Ages. Visit for full details.

Artful Seasonal Pots
Maple Brown Pot Maple Brown Pot Cable Knit Pot

Make your space your own this season. First, let Mother Nature be your muse with these knobby textured and leaf with twisted rope motif maple brown colored pots. They're the perfect compliment to emerald green plant leaves and fall's richly colored blossoms. Then, borrow ideas from your surroundings. Cable knits are not just for wearing when cleverly translated onto these unexpected containers. Rustic colors and organic textures add warmth to everyday routines, special gatherings and that little piece of heaven you call home.

OncidiumsOncidiums Are Here
We know that fall is truly here when Oncidiums appear on our shop shelves. Bold, lush Oncidium blossoms in wheatfield gold, candy apple red and toasted pumpkin are stunning in front of neutral beige walls in your family's great room, atop brilliant white credenzas in your dining room alcove or along side neon citrus backspashes in your open air kitchen.

To keep your Oncidiums thriving, be sure to schedule weekly heavy waterings and mistings twice weekly to keep leaves moist and healthy. Yes, it's true. Oncidiums enjoy being outdoors just as much as you do. Placed on your lanai or terrace they'll bask in the warm days and cool clear nights of the season, rewarding you with dazzling flowering blooms for weeks to come.

Seasonal BountySeasonal Bounty on Display
Your tabletop display will reflect the bounty of the season with these large, but lightweight, pumpkins in Florida-friendly colors of dappled seafoam gray and corn husk gold. Smaller versions come in a flattering milkweed white crackle glaze. Our faux-tastic pumpkins and gourds, mixed together with the real thing from the farm stand, welcome the season with natural autumnal style.

Our tip: Warm up your nest. Try snuggling together a few large and small pumpkins in a wire basket or wooden bowl set atop your dining room or outdoor patio table.

That Wow FactorThat Wow Factor
Bring some fearless design into your life. It's a fact that glorious fall colors look good no matter what space they're in, while round shapes make a room feel more inviting. Combine the two and you've got double the wow factor.

For October, pair a golden yellow and flame red bromeliad atop a ceramic garden stool in an eye-popping shade of high gloss red for the sheer thrill of it. Place this dynamic duo in an unexpected corner of your home or garden for dramatic effect. More really can be, well, more!

In Bloom GiveawayIn Bloom Give-away
Jack o' lanterns glow. Spiders weave their tangled webs. Owls hoot into the night air. Candles flicker in the moonlight. Flying bats swoop overhead. Heavy footsteps fall onto paved walkways. Door bells chime. Loud voices ring out. Trick or Treat!

This month our randomly chosen In Bloom winner will select and take home one of our 6-inch decoratively quilted containers in a smokey taupe color. Our October In Bloom Give-away winner is Micki. Check your email later today Micki for details on selectng and picking up your perfectly textured pot from our shop.

Not our give-away winner? October's dark skies are filled with spooky sights, but until witches on their broomsticks fly, stop by our shop or visit us at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings to see what's new and blooming.


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