This year I have the easiest trick to bring your summer planters from summer to fall for our 31 Days To Savor series.
Every year I take a sunny fall day and shift my porch from summer to fall. It is a day I savor to be outside and to be creative.
Here is what I did this year to my porch planters. At the end of the summer season I am sorry to say this is what my planters were a little sad and thirsty! Since my plants were looking so tired, I didn’t waste my time or create a mess by pulling the plants out. I just used them as is and embraced what color and texture the left over plants gave me.
First, I gathered up some different types of moss and fillers. I like a little for leftovers to add to plants and containers through out the year too.
Then, I gathered some pumpkins, gourds, berry stems and decorative corn from the garden market.
Then, I found some pumpkins that stacked nicely on each other. I surrounded them with stems of berries. I like to use real berries, but this year I found these fake that I think still worked well.
Then, I filled in the empty spaces and dirt with moss. I also put some moss in between the wiggly spaces around the pumpkins, both to help balance them as well as for the visual effect.
With my leftover pumpkins and gourds I decorated my porch bench.
And, I plopped some into various planters and a potted lunch box of summer succulents.
Now, it looks a little bit more fall festive when you come to my front porch.
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