It’s that time of year again ~all my favorite blogs start showcasing their fall finds and I turn orange with envy. It hard to envision fall when the temperature is still 100 degrees plus here in Phoenix.
Thankfully I just got back from attending my cousin Sarah’s wedding in Las Vegas. We arrived a day early and since I am not a gambler I headed to one of my favorite spots, The Bellagio Conservatory.
Every season talented gardeners and florists create a magical wonderland. I was so lucky to arrive on the day the “Fall Harvest” display made its debut.
Upon entering the conservatory there is a covered bridge similar to what you would find on a Vermont country road.
The flora and fauna is absolutely incredible and the attention to detail is astounding.
Gorgeous plants, flowers and trees in autumnal hues are thoughtfully arranged to inspire full splendor.
Here is a close up of the pumpkin made of orange carnations. You could create something similar on a smaller scale for a lovely centerpiece.
The water feature for the Fall display is amazing.
It even has a running watermill.
It was so realistic I almost expected to see fish swimming in the pond.
The “talking” tree made me smile.
He was surrounded by lovely cornucopia's.
The cornucopias appeared to be made from twigs or grapevine that was manipulated into a cone shape wired together and then filled with oversized faux fruits and vegetables. If you recreated something similar it would make for a stunning lawn display.
Overhead large scaled leaves captured the light. While they had the appearance of stained glass I believe that they were created from a lightweight resin material.
Large pinecones also hung from clear fishing line. It was a breathtaking effect.
I adored this display that featured a wine press and several large wooden crates. For a split second I thought about my portable potager. :)
Of course every autumnal display needs a scarecrow. This happy fellow made my heart smile.
The free exhibit is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The Fall Harvest display goes through November 24th. The Winter Holiday display will begin on December 2 and runs through January 5, 2013.
Come back for Favorite Pin Friday ~ I am going to reveal my buffet!