I am so happy! Fall is my favorite time of year. I love creating Fall pots for my clients and myself. They are so fun and add a great statement to any setting. The amount of creativity you can show with them is endless, and they can last through Thanksgiving. The video below has some quick tips to think of when purchasing faux items to mix in with your Fall pots. Then below the video is the step by step process I used when I created them for one of my clients. Enjoy!
First, I start off by cleaning out all of the annuals, but leaving enough soil so that I can have a good area to place the items into and plant the live plant material. I decided to place these beautiful white birch poles that you can purchase at many of your local garden centers. They provide height, elegance, and a great pop of white is always a winner; I just love them!
Now comes the always beautiful ornamental cabbage, this one is called "Ruby Perfection". These plants are huge and will add such a punch of color. From their purple veins, to the hints of silver; what is not to love?
Third, adding a colorful perennial so that you will have a great item to work with even in the Spring, too. The Corral Bell I chose is the "Autumn Leaves Corral Bell". It is great because it automatically compliments the colors of Fall, contrasts with the cabbage, and adds great texture to the pot.
Next, I added Creeping Jenny all around the pot that will come back in the Spring with the Corral Bells
Here I have placed a Millett for height and a hint of drama.
Next I added the faux Fall picks. As I said before I love to mix faux pieces with the real thing, as you never know when the seasons will change here in the Midwest. Also, this will ensure your pots look great even if the weather gets too cold or wet. I like to place mine using a center point to make them look like they are actually growing from that point, instead of randomly placing them in.
I placed some more faux Fall picks.
And them some more faux Fall picks. I really liked these because they filled the space nicely and kept with the color palette.
Then, the great faux, carve-able pumpkins I talked about in the video above. These are so awesome because they won't wilt, mildew, or get eaten by hungry critters. Love it!
Now comes the Fall statement piece that I adore, Bittersweet. This is an amazing Fall addition to your pots, and its the real thing, just dried out. You can literally find this anywhere plants are sold, as it is SO popular. What I did, was took some very fine wire to make it look like it was climbing up the birch poles.
I also placed some at the bottom so that it looks as if it is spilling, or trailing out of the pot.
Then I added the faux "Queen Ann's Lace". I kept this in a grouping to make it look like it had been planted.
Lastly comes the faux Fall Leaves. I also wired these to poles. Don't be afraid to be creative, and purchase faux materials. I promise you that they will make you so happy!
I love it...I hope you love it too!
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