I am so excited for fall! It's my favorite season of all. We've had some cooler days and nights lately. I must say I am enjoying the cool breezes and windows open.
It's also clean up time for the lavender fields. The new plants are growing well sans the the outer rows, which I reported earlier were becoming candy for bunnies. My husband seems to have stopped their progress. We switched from spray to granules on the deer/rabbit repellent, which seems to be working better. We also bought some cute wind chimes we put on a shepherd's stake out in the field. The noise is supposed to help keep the critters away. They do look pretty in the field. I am seeing some new growth on the munched plants.
I've been busy adding some new bouquets to the shop. First, is our Autumn Festival bouquet, which is an autumn-inspired bouquet similar to our Summer Festival bouquet. Next, is our Country Meadow Wildflower bouquet. It was born out of doing a custom design for a bride and I really loved the results. It has a very vintage feel. The last is a cute little posey that I call the Winged Everlasting and Lavender Bouquet. Winged everlasting is the name for ammobium, which is a daisy-like flower that is a native to Australia. I use ammobium as a filler in a lot of my bouquets, but I thought made a really cute little bouquet with some lavender tucked in as well.
We are looking forward to fall. We've already hit the cider mill once with the family and had a great time feeding the goats, getting apple cider and fresh peaches (still in season for a bit). Emma, our granddaughter, had a great time! Happy Fall!