Friday, September 18, 2009

Fall Porch Makeover

It's that time of year. Fall is in the air. The leaves are just barely starting to color. Definitely time to primp your porch and update your seasonal display.

This pair of urns belongs to one of my clients. The summer plants had tired out, and a little more color was in order. Sam's Club had some of the healthiest, in full bud, lush mums I've seen. I snapped some up as the basis for the display.

These urns need some height to balance, especially in relation to the house. So a stop by Graf Growers netted me the spikes, and a few ivy plants, for a spilling balance. I picked up a few gourds at the farm market.

It looked good, but look how much better it looks after I went on a little foraging hunt in the neighborhood. Some tall grass heads, teasels, cat tails, and sumac heads really add a finishing touch plus add lushness to the containers.

The second urn before.

And After.

Some larger mums, ornamental cabbage, and assorted pumpkins balance out the front porch.

Bring on the cider, doughnuts, and trick-or-treaters.

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