The blooms have faded from my garden candelabra, but I can't bear to pull out the plants. This piece was picked up at a flea market a few years ago, and is always a joy to fill each spring. All lit up with candles, it's really a beautiful addition to the garden view.
Bringing a little fall to the back deck with these gourds, I decided to put them in place of the candles. It's a touch of whimsy, but also keeps the gourds a bit more out of reach of my golden retrievers.
I'm amazed that they stay on the candle bases. These orange gourds brought the beauty back to a summer container planting. They're just as beautiful as the flowers were.