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Fall Flower Colors Make a Great Decorating Palette

Now that autumn is here, it’s time to take a look at the colors of fall and what you can do with them!  The colors of fall are the colors of fall flowers and falling leaves: red, orange, yellow, and brown.  Some people also add in deep green, dark purple, and even a little bit of dark blue.  Using these colors as accents with the traditional fall colors can really make them pop.  These colors are bold and powerful, so you may want to use them sparingly.

There are a number of different flowers that bloom in the late summer and fall.  You can use their bold primary colors as the basis of your autumn color scheme.  Here are a few of these great flowers:

•    Orange roses
•    White daisies
•    Chrysanthemums
•    Copper canyon daisies
•    Marigold
•    Mountain Sage
•    Caryopteris
•    Sunflowers
•    Carnations

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Late Summer Flowers

While some of the more well-known and popular flowers bloom during the summer, the late summer and fall months have just as many amazing flowers.  Late summer actually features some flowers you won’t see any other time of the year.  Here are just a few of them.

•    Cleome is a fun perennial that grows to be four feet high!  Its colorful flowers will appear anywhere between July and September.

•    The Bee Balm is a bright pink flower that may actually bloom all summer if it’s carefully cultivated.  If not, it will bloom during the cooler days at the end of the season.

•    The Anise Hyssop can be planted between other flowers.  While it’s not a bright flower that draws attention to itself, it does bloom some pretty purple flowers in the late summer and early fall months.

•    The Lobelia cardinalis has beautiful cascading red blooms that almost look like tiny little red birds.

•    The Ammi majus, also called Bishop’s Weed, looks similar to Queen Anne’s Lace.  It’s a great flower to actually plant during the hottest summer months because it blooms and quickly fades during the late summer and fall.

•    One of the more popular late-summer flowers is the zinnia.  It grows in many areas and brightens up the early fall.

•    Morning Glories are another beautiful flower that grows in areas that get a good amount of water.  They bloom in a number of colors.

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Help Your Flowers Survive the Summer Heat

The summer heat certainly takes its toll on flowers.  While the summer is the best time to see many of them bloom, it’s also a time when your outdoor flowers require a little more TLC.  Here are some tips that will help you keep your brilliant flowers alive during the hot months.

•    Keep your flowers watered.  Water in the evening or on overcast days (if there are any!) to avoid wasting water (it will evaporate during the hot afternoon).
•    Deadhead your flowers after they are done blooming.  This can make some flowers bloom even more spectacularly later.
•    Cut back blooming perennials.  Like deadheading, this can make your flowerbeds look better and will encourage new growth in the flowers themselves.
•    Don’t forget to fertilize your flowers.  Fertilizing your plants during the summer will keep them healthy and blooming.
•    Cover your flowers during severe storms.
•    Bring in any potted flowers during major storms.

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April Flowers

Looking for some gorgeous April flowers?  Now that spring is in full swing, you’ll see a lot of these amazing April flowers in bloom!

The tulip is one of the first flowers to start blooming in many areas.  It’s gorgeous, a symbol of spring, and comes in so many colors!

While the marigold blooms in April, many people think of it as a weed.  But the marsh marigold looks very different—it has a yellow center and white flowers, and it’s definitely a pretty, cheerful spring flower.

The cowslip has a funny name, but these cute little red flowers look great in a country garden.

The pansies are a great annual that bloom in April and don’t require replanting every year!

Hyacinths look great and smell every better.  They bloom in several colors and are great to put along your garden path to make it smell sweet.

Finally, there’s the arabis procurrens, a small white flower that has little, light green leaves on it.  It’s different and fun.

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Autumn Colors, Designs, and Flowers

When the seasons change, most people also change up their décor.  They put out new pillows, change the quilt or blankets on their bed, and even put up some new pictures.  Well, now that autumn is here, it’s time to take a look at the colors of fall and what you can do with them!

The colors of fall are the colors of the falling leaves: red, orange, yellow, and brown.  Some people also add in deep green, dark purple, and even a little bit of dark blue.  Using these colors as accents with the traditional fall colors can really make them pop.  These colors are bold and powerful, so you may want to use them sparingly.

What can you add to your home décor in these colors?  Here are some ideas:

•    Tablecloth, table runner, place mats, and napkin rings
•    Candles, especially ones that use fall scents
•    Gourds
•    Pumpkins (large and small)
•    Pine cones
•    Scarecrows
•    Throw pillows
•    Blankets and wraps to put on your sofa
•    Leaves, branches, and twigs (arranged in a vase, they can look nice)
•    Fall wreaths using many of the above items

Naturally, you may want to add a lot of fall flowers to your decorations as well.  There are a number of different flowers that bloom in the late summer and fall.  Here are a few of them:

•    Orange roses
•    White daisies
•    Chrysanthemums
•    Copper canyon daisies
•    Marigold
•    Mountain Sage
•    Caryopteris
•    Sunflowers
•    Carnations

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How to Have a Fun Spring

Tuesday, March 20, is the first day of spring.  There are many different ways of having fun this season.  Everything’s blooming and becoming more alive—are you?  It’s time to get out of that winter slump and enjoy the great weather!  If you need some ideas about spring activities, here are just a few ways of having fun in the spring.

Now’s the perfect time to go outdoors.  After the snow and cold weather has departed, you may be itching to get out of the house (or, if you have kids, to get them out of the house so they can run off some of that energy!).  You can head out to a local park to walk, have a picnic, play Frisbee, or play on the playground.  Some neighborhoods have installed “spraygrounds,” which are playgrounds with water sprinklers and hoses.  These make awesome places for kids to play when it’s really warm or when you don’t want to deal with going to a water amusement park.

Of course, you don’t have to have kids to enjoy the spring.  You can sit out on your porch and read a good book, or take your lunch outside.  Instead of exercising inside, go for a jog or take a bike ride.  Now’s also a great time to go shopping at an outdoor mall for a new spring outfit or two.

If you do feel like heading out to an amusement park, there are a number of different options.  Most are opening up within the next month or so.  Go carts, miniature golf, swimming…there are many different options.  You can also take a walk through your local zoo while the weather isn’t scorching hot.

Another way of having fun during the spring is to get outdoors and work in your flowerbed or garden.  While this may seem like work to some, many people find it relaxing.  March is the perfect time to clear out all the dead plants, get the ground worked up, and plant new flowers.

Spring is also a good time to change up the décor in your home.  Put away those heavy blankets, coats, and your winter-related decorations.  The snowmen go in the closet, and the flowers come out!  Add cheery spring flowers to your home in Asheboro, NC, to brighten things up!  Spring decorations are usually done in pastel colors—yellow, blue, pink, and green.  Before Easter, you can add eggs, chicks, ducks, and rabbits to your decorations.

Spring is a fun season—head outdoors, brighten up your house, and have a great time!

Bringing Back the Magic of the Holidays

The holiday season is here once again!  Everywhere you go, there are lights, people bustling here and there buying gifts, and Christmas music in the air.  Sometimes, the holiday season seems to be magical.  However, there are times when it seems like that magic is missing.  If that’s how your 2011 holiday season is starting out, here are a few ways you can help bring back the magic of the holidays.

Continue or revive a family tradition.  Traditions connect us to the past and give us a sense of continuity.  Participating in a family tradition can stir up memories from the past and may help us feel connected to those family members you’ve lost.  Sharing one of these traditions with your own children or new spouse can be a great way of bringing someone into your family.  If you don’t have any family traditions, start one!  Create a special dish to serve, buy or make special ornaments for each family member, or begin attending a holiday event together.

Go see Christmas light displays.  Some places set up huge displays you can drive or walk through.  If there’s no place like that nearby, go driving around the neighborhood looking at displays.  Some business districts put up a lot of lights, and some city parks are all decked out for the holidays.  If you’re up for it, you can even set up your own light display.

Bake holiday desserts.  It might sound like a lot of work, especially if you don’t like baking, but the delicious smell of freshly baked cookies, pies, and other treats can actually put you in the holiday mood.  Plus, you get the bonus of eating these tasty desserts later!  If you have kids, you can make it a fun family activity.  Let them decorate their own gingerbread men, cupcakes, and cookies.

These are just three easy ways to bring back the magic of the holidays.  There are plenty more!  How will you capture that holiday magic this year?

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Thanksgiving Decorating

With Thanksgiving almost here, many people have started putting out their decorations for the holiday.  What have you been decorating with?  For Thanksgiving, many people pull out decorations from these three categories: fall colors, turkeys, and pilgrims.

Fall colors are the easiest Thanksgiving decorations to find.  For one thing, you’ll start seeing napkins, table cloths, and place mats in fall colors as early as mid-August.  You can use these decorations for several months before Thanksgiving, so they’re very versatile, too.  The different reds, golds, yellows, oranges, and browns can even be threaded throughout your home to give you a cohesive theme.  In addition to items in these colors, you can include pumpkins, gourds, fall leaves, branches, pine cones, and fall flowers.

The turkey is the animal associated with Thanksgiving, and as such, it appears on a number of different items.  You’ll find small plastic turkeys, salt and pepper shakers shaped like turkeys, turkey napkin rings, turkeys on tablecloths, and much more.  Some of them are realistic, while some are more cartoonish.  Whichever you like, you’ll be able to choose from a number of cute turkey decorations.

Finally, many people like to include pilgrim decorations in their Thanksgiving theme.  Based on the story of the first Thanksgiving, popular pilgrims are usually depicted dressed in black and white formal clothing, and generally they feature both a man and a woman pilgrim.  Again, some are cartoonish, while others are more serious images.

Many people like to mix and match these three themes.  They might go with solid fall colors for the tablecloth and napkins but add a centerpiece featuring pilgrims, for example.  Be creative and go with Thanksgiving decorative items that match your home and create the holiday look you like the most.

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Scenic Fall Foliage Drives in Asheboro, North Carolina

Looking for something to do this weekend in Asheboro?  Why not go for a drive and see some of the best fall foliage the state has to offer?  North Carolina has some amazing sights to see, and there’s no better time than now.  The amazing reds, oranges, and browns of the fall turn these sights into fiery views that are simply outstanding.  Here are some of the best drives.

If you take NC 49, you’ll come to the area called the Carolina Slate Belt.  It’s located southwest of Concord, and these rolling hills feature many great forest, plus the metamorphic rocks used to build structures is very interesting.

The Uwharrie National Forest is another great place to visit this fall.  You’ll find the view of the Uwharrie Mountains is very nice, and you can take a hike through the forest if you want to stretch your legs a bit.

There are several other great spots near the Uwharrie Mountains.  There’s Tuckertown Lake, an artificial lake built in 1917.  The Uwharrie River flows near the Morrow Mountain State Park and eventually joined the Yadkin to form the Pee Dee River.

While you’re driving through this area, you might want to stop at Reed Gold Mine.  This was the site of the first discovery of authenticated gold in the country.  It’s near Mt. Pleasant, another great spot to see fall foliage.

Of course, these are just a few best fall foliage drives in North Carolina.  If you’ve got the time and don’t mind spending the day driving, there are many other great views to take in.

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