Ok, so I know you saw peeks of my fall outdoor decor in the new front door post on Monday, but I wanted to share more detailed photos with you today.
Yesterday I shared photos from our annual trip to our favorite orchard. One of the reasons why we go to the orchard is because it’s where I buy my mums and gourds because you can’t beat the prices for what you get. The mums, which are pretty large, are $7 each or 5 for $30. This year, I bought two for myself and a picked out three for a friend. And the gourds are $.50 each so I go bananas picking out around fifteen to twenty. Sorry, I can’t help myself.
If you’ve been around for a while the porch set up may look familiar. But I like what I like. And I’m kind of limited because of my 300 pound planter and, as you can see, I’m kind of limited on space.
This year’s display is different in a few ways from last year– the colors of the mums, size of the mums, the size and placement of the cabbage, and I put a pumpkin and gourd on the wood slice instead of three gourds.
This is my favorite fall porch so far. I love the colors of the mums– pretty pink and burnt orange. I think they complement each other really well.
I couldn’t choose a favorite photo of each mum so I’m sharing all of them.
But who hates flower photos? No one, that’s who.
I store these apple baskets in our shed when I’m not using them. They’ve lasted me a few years.
In case you’re wondering, the wood slice was cut by my father-in-law from some logs he got for a bonfire a couple years ago. It also lives in the shed while not in use.
I share this tip almost every year–instead of filling the basket full of gourds, I put a clear storage container on the bottom and put the gourds on top.
I like adding a cabbage (from Lowe’s) for texture.
I usually get a regular fern in the spring and let it grow throughout summer and into fall. Sidenote: Seriously, ferns are awesome. They’re usually $10 and they last for months. They’re pretty hardy too. I’ve nearly killed mine multiple times and they always came back to life. They turn a really pale green when they’re in desperate need of water.
But instead of getting a fern this year, I went with a petunia hanging basket (ultimately, I was underwhelmed). So I bought this gorgeous asparagus fern because I good fall-looking hanging basket is hard to come by, at least around here. And I love the look of a big, green fern hanging above all the fall colors happening below it.
The guy at the nursery said I can bring the fern inside for the winter. But I’m afraid I’m going to kill it so I might send it away to boarding school (my parents’ house) for the winter.
You can see that I also implemented my tiered pumpkin trick.
And we can’t forget about our window box.
I punched up the color this year with fuchsia mums.
Then I scattered some pumpkins and gourds throughout.
Now I just need to add some fall touches to the inside of our house.