To many Atlantans, fall is a welcome relief from our hot, humid summers. It is also an outstanding opportunity to enhance your home’s curb appeal with vibrant colors that celebrate the season!
Few things say fall better than pumpkins. Start with a pumpkin tower. Take an empty container and stack pumpkins in cascading sizes. Choose a variety of gourds, colors, and shapes to add variety. Don’t forget to remove the stems for optimal stacking.
Choose a short, squat pumpkin for your base to ensure stability. Create a pumpkin planter by removing their tops and emptying them as if you were going to carve them. Next, insert colorful mums into the pumpkins or fill them with clumps of heather. Don’t be shy about volume because you want the colors to POP!
Cut a few branches of berries and tuck them into your container. Look for berries on shrubs in your garden or purchase artificial or preserved berries you can reuse for many years to come.
Go Posh with Squash
Build a garden tower featuring squashes, pumpkins, and gourds. Go all out on the color variety to make it a tower of power! Plant the base with ivy and fill it with fall leaves for depth.
A Taste of Fall
If your container already has edible elements like bright peppers, cabbage, or kale, use them as a foundation and pile on pumpkins and colorful gourds. You can’t beat the natural beauty.
Spice Things Up with Pomegranates
Pomegranates offer an impressive array of colors from yellow/green to dark red. Cut a few curly willow branches, mix in pomegranates and voila! — you have yourself an easy arrangement.
Raise the Roof with Gourds
Mount decorative gourds on sticks so they stand tall above ornamental grasses, annual flowers, and cabbages that you’ll add to your container. It’s about time gourds stood in the spotlight!
Welcome the Holidays with Magnolia and Birch
Combine cut birch and magnolia branches for an arrangement that says, “Welcome Holiday Season!” The contrast between rich, brown and green magnolia leaves and bright white birch bark is as pretty as it gets. One added benefit is they don’t need watering, so that’s one less thing on your holiday list.
This fall, welcome the season with open arms by using containers to spice up your home’s curb appeal. Whether they’re on your front porch, tucked under your portico, or in charming window boxes, displaying fall colors will make your home warmer and more inviting.