Every October I make a trip to Roger's Gardens in exclusive Corona Del Mar.
My local readers are probably very familiar with Roger's Gardens. It's, in theory, a high quality and also high priced nursery. In reality, it's so much more.
It's beautiful, stunning, amazing … gorgeous.
It includes winding paths, hanging baskets of exotic flowers, fountains, waterfalls, and statues of every size.
There are also stores filled with the cutest gardening decor you've ever seen. Things like hand painted birdhouses, dozens of styles of handmade hummingbird feeders, and zillions of other items that make you gasp with delight and squeal.
Or maybe that's just me?
Oh, how I miss gardening since the car accident!
Maybe someday I'll be coordinated enough with my left hand to garden again?
There are also rooms at Roger's Gardens filled with home decor completely unrelated to gardening.
Corona Del Mar isn't far from me. I could visit Roger's Gardens frequently if I wanted, but I don't stop in often. The reason I don't has to do with their prices, my lack of willpower, and the fact I ooh and aah over nearly everything I see there.
You get the idea ….
So why do I visit Roger's Gardens every October?
Well, I like to go in October because the gardens are beautifully decorated for fall. Everywhere you turn there are pumpkins and gourds and mums and … the simple charms of the season.
At this time of year, the individual stores/rooms are filled to the brim with Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving decorations, and rooms and rooms of Christmas decorations.
There's so much to look at and admire.
During my October visit, I also buy one special Christmas tree ornament (Christopher Radko) for each of my three kids. October is the month when all the new Radko ornaments for the holidays have arrived. It's also before the insane Christmas rush begins. Every year my kids get one of these beautiful ornaments as a gift. When they eventually have their own homes, I will send them off with a box of their very own ornaments to begin their holidays with. It's a Twenty Four at Heart family tradition.
It's impossible to wander the gardens in October and not leave feeling very fall-ish. By the end of my visit yesterday, I felt eager to begin the next couple months and all the holiday celebrations that come with them.
I love the coziness of fall.
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