Autumn Decor

Not into decorating with spooky ghosts and goblins?  There are many ways to decorate outdoors with a Harvest Theme.

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By autumn our summer blooms are fading and frost is nipping tender leaves.  Many plants are looking tired and thin as the days grow short.  Adding even just a few fall touches to your homes entrance can add a cozy feeling and a festive look.  

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The first thing most of us do is remove gangly flowers from front entry pots and replace them with bright colorful mums.  If you have large containers you can add other fall plants.  Ornamental Kale and asters are beautiful fillers and the sweet potato vine already growing in your summer arrangement continues to be an excellent spiller.

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The front porch and entry door can be adorned with autumn wreaths and garland.  Hay bales can become a pedestal for arrangements of any variety.  Corn stalks flanking the door add a welcoming coziness. 

 

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And last but not least, don’t forget the pumpkins and gourds.  Embellish container arrangements with small colorful gourds.  Fill apple baskets with small pumpkins and gourds.  Pile them in masses anywhere you please, you can’t have too many pumpkins in October. 

Sharon Dwyer