While Cami and I were "adventuring" the other day, we collected some milo stalks from the field of a friend. I find that they make really nice arrangements for the front porch. They also make really nice feeders for the resident sparrows--who invariably find and consume them quickly! Last year I had some corn stalks too, but didn't have access to any this year. We did, however, add in some green feed heads that granny is growing for her cattle. Placed in the old cream can (with bricks at the bottom to keep it from toppling) and added to the orange moss rose in the pot and extra large pumpkin D and I bought last weekend--it makes a very fallish atmosphere around here! This photo of the pond was taken before the leak was repaired, and the water was down about a foot from where it will be.
The pond is up and running now. .leak free!! Hoping to go "fishin" at a friend's goldfish tank. So there will be photos soon!