I feel like Fall has descended on us quite suddenly, almost as if by magic. Our kids finally went back to school last week, and I had to take the red, white, and blue star-shaped wreath off the front door so it wouldn’t mar their first-day-of-school pictures. The evenings have been chilly, and the mornings have had the decency lately to be misty, which makes everything seem quite cozy. We’ve even started to notice leaves changing colors, and pumpkins in the garden are starting to go from cool green to fiery orange. The hanging flower baskets on our front porch are looking spent and past their prime, despite getting plenty of water. It seems to be time to give everything–the front door, the hanging baskets, the planters–a quick, Fall refresh.
I have two big, lovely containers flanking my front door. I bought them at a summer sale at our local nursery in July, and they still look amazing. They have a few empty spots where flowers have bloomed and faded, and I was thinking the other day that I might just plop a pumpkin in the middle of each and call it a day. This gorgeous urn with a pumpkin plunked in the center makes me think it’ll look stunning!
[photo from The Graceful Gardener]
Probably my favorite plants that start to show up in Fall landscapes are the decorative cabbages and kales. They have such gorgeous colors and amazing shapes. When we first moved to Oregon, there was a house we drove by all the time that had the most gorgeous landscaping, and it was full of native grasses and ornamental cabbages!
[photo from Dirt Simple]
I am a sucker for lots of things, and this gorgeous seasonal window box is like an all-in-one for me. I love the purple and green ornamental cabbages. I love the orangey mums. And I’m completely in love with the creeping jenny spilling down the front. I need to get some window boxes for my house just so I can copy this look!
[photo from Moon Garden Designs]
Guys, I just can’t resist the ornamental veggies! This container is like something out of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, and I mean that in the best possible way. That creeping jenny spilling down the front of the urn is just amazing, and the cabbages and kales and grasses and mums push it right over the top!
[photo from The Enchanted Home]
This color combination of black, green, and purple is so stunning–an unexpected but striking look for a Fall front porch. Again with the cabbages, I know, but look how pretty and sculptural they are.
[photo from Three Dogs in a Garden]
Are you planning to update your front porch or landscaping for Fall? What are your go-to plants, tips, or color schemes for an Autumn landscaping or decor refresh?