Front porch fall planting

Front Porch Fall Decor

 Fall is a favorite time to add color to the front porch.  Ornamental cabbage, kale, and mums are favorite additions to flower beds, consequently, they are often used to decorate before adding them into the landscape.

Fall welcome

Fall plantings add to the street view and enhance the entrance.


Cabbage, Kale, Mustard Greens, Mums

Mums, ornamental cabbage and kale, swiss chard, & mustard greens on flower cart at nursery


fall plantings in old wheelbarrow

Snapdragons, pansies, dianthus, mustard greens and swiss chard in old wheelbarrow ready to be planted.

 I planted annuals in the urns that sit on our front step.  The ivy needed cut back because it tends to get carried away. It trails across the front steps to add greenery in all seasons.

Fall urn planting

Ornamental kale, dianthus, shap dragons, pansies and swiss chard in urn.

The asparagus ferns graced the yellow pots all summer. They were replaced with the large mums.  Mums were selected to peak this weekend because we have company coming in. If I keep up with deadheading, the blooms will last over a month, maybe longer! The ferns can stay out until late December in a typical winter and then will take refuge in the basement. Heirloom pumpkins, mums, kale, swiss chard and cabbage were staggered on the steps.

Front porch fall planting

Decorate your front entry with mums, ornamental kale and cabbage, mustard greens, heirloom pumpkins, and swiss chard.


fall plantings for entry to porch

Layer annuals with heirloom pumpkins on front steps to welcome fall.


Fall front step display

Mums, ornamental cabbage and kale, swiss chard and heirloom pumpkins line steps to front door. Dried hydrangea fills antique flower planter by iron bed that’s welded into a bench.


Fall front porch display

Fall front porch display.  I like to make each side unique, repeating similar elements to create rhythm as your eye moves up the stairs. The pots stabilize the creation and bring symmetry.


Fall Front Porch display

The flower bed on the left off sets the large gable on the right of our Victorian home. Fall annuals are staggered on the steps and will be planted in the flower beds.

These photographs show our trim that is being painted in stages. October is my month to get back to paint prep. Husband doesn’t mind painting so generally scraping is my job. Can you see how far I could reach from the little balcony? That bright yellow on the balcony fades to the yellow on the wraparound porch. We’re going with a brighter white on our trim and 21 of the 24 columns on the porch have been scraped, repaired and painted! The front set of three columns on the right are the last to be prepped and finished this fall. I’m hoping to get the front entryway complete before the weather gets too cold. Declaring it to you, will help me confirm my goal. It usually takes longer than I expect, because there is typically more repair than meets the eye, and I have a tendency to get distracted by the gardens.

October is one of my favorite months. I hope you enjoy it to the fullest! I’m off to do some baking, one of the joys of this time of year.

Sharing fall inspiration with Savvy Southern Style, French Country Cottage, Knick of Time and Stone Gable.

 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17

Grace to you

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2 Responses to Front Porch Fall Decor

  1. Rhonda October 10, 2016 at 7:49 am #

    A morning blessing to see this post and pictures of all of your creative work sprawled out on the porch. Now, I’m wondering what I could do here after seeing all of the beauty and excitement you’ve created there! You inspire me in all of the good ways. It all looks gorgeous! Happy October to you, too!

  2. autumn October 10, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    All of a sudden my front stairs look so bland :(. I’ll have to make mum run. Orrrrrrrrrrrrr – I could visit you and find out what that baking comment was all about 🙂

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