This year I used a lot of silver in my plantings. Dusty miller and dichondra are two of my favorites. With so much of it in my garden, I couldn't help but be inspired by their beautiful hues. You saw it in my neutral fall foyer last month, and I loved it so much that I'm carrying it out to the back deck as I tidy up the kitchen garden.
This year I salvaged a rusty antique garden table for the deck and placed it between the kitchen garden and sitting area. It gets a lot of use, particularly as a potting bench when we're not entertaining. And the painted loft ladder is used to hang dried flowers, herbs, and an ocassional garden trowel.
During the cold months they'll get a short respite from all the hard work with a pretty collection of garden finds from the season. Right now, that includes white pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, and my wreaths filled with the year's garden bits.
To dress things up, I made a simple wreath by lightly painting a grapevine wreath with silver paint then tucking sprigs of dichondra and stems of dusty miller inside.
I let the sprigs fall loosely where they pleased. I love its simplistic nature.
As the weather gets colder, perhaps I'll add bits of evergreens and berries. But for now, I think it's perfectly perfect.
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