My Backyard Terrace in Fall

Hi there fellow decorating addicts. Today we are moving into the garden. In between gray and moody days there have been some lovely sunny days this Fall as well. Only thing one can truly say about the weather in this little country is that it is utterly unpredictable.

My Fall garden needed some new decorations so I took advantage of a nice sunny afternoon, to do something about the potted plants situation.  As in get rid of the summer bloomers and replace them with some more hardy plants that will be able to withstand the first real frost.


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Come on in to my backyard and see how it has been decorated with my newly filled pots and plants.

The main flowers this year are violets.


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That lovely sweet violet (in violet), is such a sweet and hard working flower. It just goes on and on, gotta love that in a blooming plant.


Fall backyard terrace 2


The white wicker baskets where a recent thrift store find. A quick brush with some white paint made them fit in with the decor quite nicely. I paired the violets with some ivy that I’ll probably be able to replant in the garden when the violets have finally given up their fight.


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I mixed up the planting in my other containers even more. Daisies again this time in violet and in white and in combination with some red leaved grasses (again destined for a second life in the garden).


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I think this little corner turned out particularly nice. Too bad the temperature really isn’t good enough anymore to lounge in the deck chair. But under the patio roof and with the heater on, it really is still quite nice in to sit outside. And that is a good thing because I hate being cooped up inside day after day. I can only cope with being confined by eating copious amounts of chocolate, so I think you can guess the direction my hips are taking Glimlach


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We usually enter our house by the backdoor, so I always feel much more like decorating around the back entrance than fussing about the front door. This way all the flowers great me when I walk up the house from the back shed where I park my bike.

So nice to see these flowers just bloom and bloom (as long as I don’t forget to water them that is). I can’t imagine my life without flowers. Can you?


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I know the names of these plants, for real, just not right now. So forgive me if I lack in my horticultural explanation of the combo I made here. But it does look nice, if I say so myself….


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I hope these will last me a long time and provide me with some bright white spots in the dark days ahead. I am quietly confident.



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No fuss decorating outside, where the flowers and the leaves are the real stars. My kind of decorating.


So are you still pottering around or are you only preparing for the big celebrations like Thanksgiving and Christmas? I have started the Christmas crafting but I’ll wait a couple more weeks before I’ll begin decorating for Christmas too.

I guess I want to enjoy Fall a bit longer.

CU my friends!!

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  1. says

    Marianne – What a welcoming, delightful back door!! Love all of the whites. They will look so pretty in the winter – as long as they last. Believe it or not, I still have beautiful mums still blooming. They are, however, under a covered porch and even tho we’ve had a couple of cold nights, it hasn’t gotten cold enough to kill them. Enjoy your flowers!!


    • Marianne@Songbird says

      Thank you! My mums by the front door are still going strong too. But I can tell that they have had their peak. Let’s hope my backyard plants will last, I am talking to them every day. Do you think that will help? 😉

  2. Cindy Jones says

    Your pretty white plants are cyclamens and the purple leaves looks like ajuga. The ajuga has a lavender bloom in the spring. Beautiful combinations you put together.

    • Jennifer Ray says

      Thr purple leaved plant is heuchera not ajuga. Ajuga leaves are oval shaped not heart shaped. Heuchera has white, cream, greenish or pink flowers depending on the variety, in late spring/early summer.

      • Marianne@Songbird says

        Yep they are Heuchera, I knew that, just couldn’t think of the name and I was too lazy to go look it up. Thanks for letting us all know.

  3. Alice says

    Hello Marianne,

    Love your flowers. We haven’t had our heavy frost yet but most of the plants in the garden had to be clipped back after the storm. Gathering seeds in the fall has always been enjoyable here though; so it’s still fun to be in the garden.
    I saw in the email you sent tha bloggers’ pictures and posts are being ‘scraped’. Why would anyone bother when you are posting your information for free? I just don’t understand why people are so meanspirited. I was thinking of starting a blog next year but obviously I need to do alot more research.
    I enjoy your site and don’t mind having to click more than one button to get to it.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
    Alice G.