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The Colours of Autumn

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The Colours of Autumn

  • Nutty Browns
  • Dark Cheddar
  • Lush Green Ferns
  • Antique Moss
  • Vanilla Custard

Climate change is constantly on my mind when it comes to my garden makeover as it’s still being battered by wind and rain. And so, I’ve been searching on line for plants that will withstand these rough conditions. This led me to look at the colours of Autumn for my garden as well as Palm Pot and Peony’s plant pot and home décor designs.  The most interesting and amusingly named colourways came from the Autumn and Winter fashion designers for 2019/2020.

My web search showed that colour trends on the catwalk consisted of Butterscotch and Dark Cheddar described as deep, creamy yellows together with “soft, nutty browns” - Sugar Almond and Hazel.  Orange Tiger was described as adding a “touch of the it-orange of the season”. Neutral colours consisted of a chocolate brown called Rocky Road and an “espresso tone” named Chicory Coffee.

There were many shades of green described as “tasty and earthy”.  The catwalk designers named the darker greens as “Eden and Forest Biome”.  I looked up the meaning of biome - it’s a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in such as lush green ferns.  The lighter shades of green are called Chartreuse, Green Olive, Antique Moss and Guacamole”.

The Winter 2020 colours seem to be greys and blues – “Frost Grey and Paloma combined with Galaxy Blue, Evening Blue, and Bluestone”. For a wintry feel “Crème de Pêche, Vanilla Custard and Rutabaga” (a name of a vegetable known as a swede in the UK),” were soft off-whites.

October Birthday Reminders

The October Birth Flower is the orange marigold also known as Calendula.

The Zodiac Sign for October is Libra and the astrological symbol: Scales. This symbolizes tact, balance, stability out of two forces and sense of justice.

The Birthstone is Opal or Tourmaline

October Celebrations

National Potato Month
National Chicken Month
National Piano Month
National Biscuit Month

October 31 – Halloween – Known as All Hallows Eve and dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs.


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