Sunday, October 24, 2010


Mr ALC and I stopped to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Thursday!  We had a fun time on our mini photo shoot.  At the start of the gardens is a cute gift shop and they had plants for sale.  I enjoyed the fall displays.
I had to take this shot with the flamingo 
Gorgeous Mums!
I love the pumpkins and other squash among the flowers
These orange pumpkins really pop on the blue planters
This was my favorite vignette of squash and flowers
I love this rack! 

This caught my attention and made me smile
Honkin Huge Pumpkin $69 (???)

I enjoyed these lovely fall vignettes!  
Not so much the prices!  Crazy!

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I always wondered what a honkin' huge pumpkin would sell for:@) Looks like a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Oooo, pretty! I do love special mums, too. And the crate full of little baby pumpkins is sweet. Great Fall display~

Nancy's Notes said...

Now Linda, that is one honkin' huge pumpkin! Great photographs!


Jane said...

Great flowers and pumpkins!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it! How big was that honkin' huge one???


Sheila :-)

Charlotte said...

Love the pumpkins, especially the one in your header! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Very "fallish!" I love the orange against the blue, too.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks like a great place to visit. $69 for that pumpkin? Wow, I think I like my five dollar one.

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
That's a beautiful garden center and all of the vingettes with pumpkins and gourds are very pretty.
$69. for a pumpkin????? Who would pay that!

Thanks for a happy fall post!!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like an enjoyable day - thanks for sharing it with us. How big was that pumpkin? :)

Jennifer said...

Those are gorgeous mums and pumpkins but they can stay there for that much!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Linda, what a wonderful day. A true feast for the eyes. Thank you for allowing us to join you on your visit.

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sunday!

- The Tablescaper

Julie Harward said...

Someone sure thinks their pumpkins are worth "A LOT!!! " I just bought two bigger than that and paid $10:00 for both and some squash too! Crazy ;D

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Huge pumpkin!! Huge price, whoa!

Jojo said...

Did I read that right? $69 for a pumpkin? Wow, some of that $$ could go to UNICEF maybe?

the cape on the corner said...

honkin huge! love that, and that front display with the mums and pumpkins is so welcoming.

yes, but say you could get charlie in a costume, what would he be??

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like you and Mr. ALC had a nice time at the gardens - they were pretty all deck out for fall. Sandie

Susan said...

Wow, Linda. Those WERE expensive pumpkins. So happy you had a great excursion. Nice post. Susan

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love honkin huge pumpkins -- not for $69. Honestly, one of the best gifts my husband ever surprised me with was a honkin huge pumpkin. He brought it home and I so loved it and I loved the thought behind it because I am crazy about pumpkins. I love all the fall squash and pumpkins -- so many weird and wonderful shapes. Joni

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty pictures! Did you buy that big ole $69 pumpkin! LOL!

Love your new blog dress! Cute witch on the banner!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Welcome Home Linda! know you wanted that big ole pumpkin!!!hahaha
Beautiful displays, totally makes one pull out a camera and snap some shots!!! You did good!

I love all of your little Texas treasures and so happy Mom had a wonderful 80th birthday! I was just thinking...she's got 40 years on me...I hope I look that great at 80!!!!
You are blessed indeed Linda~

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi glad you stopped by to see my Pumpkin Display! Good Grief Charlie Brown would have a Honkin' good time with that pumpkin. Sure enjoyed your mini-photo shoot...thanks for sharin'. Texas is finally getting to look a bit more like fall with the leaves you know we kinda go from Summer Green to Winter Dead here. Hopefully the coolish weather will bring more fall colors before the first freeze. Enjoyed seeing you back in Texas for your Mom's Birthday!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the vignettes on the four tiered shelves. Just saying "Honkin Huge Pumpkin" cracks me up!

I so happy your mom had a wonderful 80th birthday!

~ Tracy

Nezzy said...

"Honkin' Huge Pumpkin"...heeeheehe, how funny!

I loved all the bright and beautiful fall pics. My mums and flowers in general are lookin' quite tired 'cause of a few frost and the drought here in the holler. I'm thinkin' I'm lookin' a bit tired too. Just might be time to pack the flower gardens in for the season but I so enjoy your bloomers! :o)

Ya'll have the most beautiful and blessed week sweetie!!!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Linda, nice to meet you. I am visiting from Debbie's and now follow you as I am a garage salen freak! hugs♥olive

p.s. thanks for taking over the linky party

Diann said...

Everything is gorgeous! Wouldn't you just love to be able to buy all those beautiful mums, gourds and pumpkins for your home! I know I would but, unfortunately the electric company things they should get paid before the greenhouses! LOL