Fall Container Garden and Front Porch Ideas using Grocery Store Produce, Vegetables and Herbs
I do love a front porch.
Especially a big, expansive front porch that invites you to sit and enjoy the world passing.
I might not have a ‘big, expansive front porch’, but I do have a small to medium-sized front porch. And what it lacks in size, in more than makes up for in the Confederate Jasmine that envelopes it.
It is one of my favorite features of our home and one that I will sorely miss when we sell and will hopefully replicate wherever we land.
It is also one of my favorite areas to decorate with each changing season.
This week I set out to replace the sad and worn-out plants that had done their job well all spring and summer. I’m still on my ‘shop the grocery store produce and floral department or Farmer’s Market’ kick that I started when I decorated the inside of my home this fall…it was so easy to carry that ‘theme’ to the outside.
Hubbard Squash, White Acorn Squash, and a White Pumpkin anchor my fall container garden this year.
In full disclosure, I also picked up a Russian Sage and some wee Dusty Miller and White Chrysanthemums from my local garden store to fill in….they all echo the white/gray colors from the gourds..
What I Used in my Fall Container Garden Planting:
- Hubbard Squash
- White Acorn Squash
- White Pumpkin
- Mini Kale plants
- Lemon Thyme plants
- Russian Sage ‘Denim ‘n Lace’
- Dusty Miller
- Small White Chrysanthemum
I scored the Mini White Pumpkins and Fresh Eucalyptus for my wreath from a quick trip to Trader Joe’s.
The Fresh Eucalyptus was tucked into a grapevine wreath for a bit of a ‘free form’ wreath…it works well with my more ‘natural’ fall container garden…and is also the perfect gray/green color. If you need other ideas for your front door, feel free to check out these other fall wreath ideas that I have collected.
I am really partial to that seeded Eucalyptus and searched for bouquets at Trader Joe’s that were heavy on the seeded variety.
So, with my front porch all decked out and my home with a few natural fall touches, I think I’m done for a bit…until something else pops in my mind!
Have you started your fall decorating?
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