Monday, November 3, 2008

late fall color

Finally, some fall flair for my porch!

Sorry it has been such a long while. No excuses; just busy, tired, and struggling for motivation. Everyone can relate to that story to some degree, right? Well, aside from that remark, I hope that you find this post inspiring.
When my mom was out here a few weekends ago, we found some great deals on late plant sales at my local Bremerton City Nursery. Most plants were 30% off, and I chose a few that would last longer than just this season, once its time to put them in the ground.

Here are a few photos of the pots I put together for some fall color to last all season:

This pretty assortment greets you as you walk up the stairs from the driveway. A combo of ornamental kale, a rust orange hardy mum and a burst of brilliant red and green Japanese blood grass.

I used several types of pumpkins and an outdoor lantern to create a festive vignette next to this pot.

The juxtaposition of purples, pinks and whitish green feels fresh and fallish at once. I combined two sorts of ornamental kale with some pink heather.

The organic floppiness of Japanese Forest Grass fits the scale and shape of its pot perfectly!

I loved the natural curls and rustic, full look of this tall grass. Even the name sounds cozy: Leatherleaf Sedge. It was showy enough to be in a pot on its own.

I promise to write again soon! After all, autumn is my favorite season for decorating!