Now that we have two new beautiful Limelight Hydrangea wreaths , I thought it was time to start adding some front porch fall decor. This year I wanted to keep a neutral palette using natural elements to complement with the wreaths.
—I started with some items that were already on the porch.
Like these bright green mini hosta. I trimmed off the fading flowers and placed the whole pot inside some older brown ones that I had in the shed. This way I can allow the hosta to winter over in the blue pots and use them again next year.
I left my large planter in place. The coleus, lamium and taro already looked great with the wreaths.
There is one bare spot where I had planted a begonia that never thrived. So I placed a white pumpkin in its place. This pumpkin was part of a set of three faux pumpkins, that were originally bright orange, but I wanted to bring more light into the space, so I spray painted them white.
Of course, then they were too white, so I used some watered down brown craft paint and painted in the creases, around the stem and wiped them with a damp cloth until I got the look I wanted.
This black urn had some sad-looking annuals that were on their last legs, so I pulled them out and left the soil, to use as a base, to insert other plant material.
I placed an old wreath on top which was made last year, from Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincelle Spirit.’ Here’s a pic if it from last year. Then I stuck in cuttings of the seed heads from Penstemon ‘Husker’s Red.’
I also moved a little bird bath to the porch and filled it with some of the many, many acorns in our yard, and added a few old gourds and a coconut liner filled with some fall colored doodads.
Some sprigs of dogwood berries and dried sedum flowers dress up the basket.
More dogwood berries, an abandoned bird house and statuary decorate the shelf.
These decorations should last through Thanksgiving, and they cost me nothing but my time to create.
I hope you enjoyed my Fall Front Porch, and maybe it inspires you to see what you can create, with items you already have at hand.
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