As the garden winds down outdoors, I treasure having bits of it inside.


Case in point–this homage to mother nature on a table in our dining room window.


Cuttings from tender plants are rooting in water.


Annual Celosia is dropping seeds on a china plate. I’ll plant these little black seeds next spring.


I found this wooden knot on a walk a few years ago. It makes a wonderful stand for my vintage metal salt shaker birds.


These little connections to the natural world make me feel better at a time of year when days are short, often wet and gloomy.

Next on my list: Boxwood in vases and bowls of Nandina berries for the holidays.

What about you? How do you enjoy bringing the outside IN?