It’s been a few weeks since I decorated the outside of the house for the fall. Yesterday was so gorgeous outside, that I spent some time tweaking things a bit by adding some leaves and pumpkins around the mums.
You’ve seen the feathers and foliage wreath that I made back in September and the mums in my black urns. I love how the black urns and the door are virtually the same colour. It adds a classic look to my 1935 Tudor.
The urns were filled with a big pot of mums earlier in the season. But they were starting to look a little dull. By taking some leaves I cut on a walk and adding them to the base of the mum, they have a new life. Plus it fills out the urn nicely. All I did was cut the stems down into manageable sizes and tuck them into the soil in the urns.
Tip: Plant your mums, etc. directly into the urn. It allows you to use the dirt as “oasis” for adding extras and helps keep the soil damper. I know that its a bit more work to do this, but planting the the urns directly works for this gardener. The extra bonus is that you can use the soil for your winter urns – just stick the greens directly into your “oasis” of soil. Don’t forget to fertilize and change the soil periodically.
At the side door (the door we use most often), there’s my little burlap filled planter. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve seen it dressed for spring with snowdrops and for Christmas with greens. This fall, it’s filled with mini pumpkins and more leaves.
In the driveway, there’s a big old maple where my “ghost bike” which normally has annuals in the basket. For fall, it’s filled with mini pumpkins and more maple leaves.
Adding leaves to your outdoor decorations may seem simple, but they have a big impact. Where can you add some fall colour with leaves?
I’m sharing this post on the Halloween Outdoor Homes Tour today. Even though we don’t really celebrate Halloween, these other terrific bloggers have some great ideas. Be sure to head over to check out these three other Home and Garden Bloggers Halloween designs:
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