There’s a fall outdoor decor party over at Rhoda’s place today which was the perfect kick in the pants I needed to spruce up our porch for the season. I wanted something simple, but then foolishly declared I was using only white and green pumpkins on the porch this year. Then I was told after a dozen phone calls to vendors that “there are no white or green Cinderella pumpkins this early”. So then I just used faux instead and it all worked out.
Shades of purple and green dominate with scattered potted perennials and purple mums, I also added tall willow branches inside the mums for height.
This year’s fall wreath is an adaptation of my spring willow wreath – I recycled it and wedged in some preserved green oak leaves from the supermarket, white berry stems, and a few pinecones. Boom. It’s what I call my “ten minutes because I’m tired and the kids have soccer practice” fall wreath.
Tall purple fountain grasses sit next to purple mums filled with tall willow branches.
To get a faux white pumpkin to look real, I used Susie’s trick and substituted a real stem on top I had saved from last year. Can anyone tell me the name of the variegated leaf plant? I’ve forgotten its name, but I’ve had it for months and it just thrives! The purplish one at the bottom is Loropetalum.
The planters I found on clearance the other day so I stacked them on top of each other for height.
And as I was snapping a few pics yesterday, our cat had to take a big whiff of the new flowers because she’s inquisitive like that whenever anything new is happening.
I’ve reused this rug year after year, and I love it on last year’s harvest porch. You can view all seasonal porch scenes from the past right here.
Linking up to Rhoda’s Outdoor Decor party today…
… be sure to stop by to see all the inspiration!