Hortense is jaunty in her orange Autumn crown.
And the news for sweet Violet is that she's having her eye operation on Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
I won't go into the details but we won't have to worry about eye infections anymore. My only worry is her age, but she's in excellent hands for the operation, so I'm trusting in a good outcome.
No dahlias, but antique lavender hydrangea, orange roses with pink highlights and mango calla lilies, lavender sweet pea.
And then there's the usual autumn faire of burnt orange roses, orange rose hips and refreshing ferns to break the heat . And yellow roses, coral charm peonies, tall Gloriousa lilies. It's Thanksgiving and it's Autumn; we want the warmth of color to ease us into the winter; heat and fire and then on Friday, the burning colors will be over and purples, hot pinks and reds will reign.
Those of us who have featured pumpkins, Chinese lanterns, Free Spirit roses and rusty calla lilies, will transition into the fresh clear colors of winter with relief. We look forward to gold ribbon, red berries, white peonies, french tulips and the fragrance of evergreens, wreaths and little white lights to welcome customers into the shop. Next week, we make evergreen arrangements in birch bark containers, kissing balls with beautiful English boxwood,we pot up Amaryllis also in birch bark containers and get ready to brave the cold and decorate outdoor containers for our dearest customers.
We are thankful for the extra week this year after Thanksgiving to prepare for our holiday projects, and to tend to Violet who will be recovering from her eye operation.