Today I’m sharing our decorated fall front porch. I try to change our porch décor every fall.
October’s here and it’s been beautiful in NJ. The nights are getting nice and cool and a few leaves are beginning to change. The pups are so happy going outside to sniff the autumn air and finding leaves to play with, it’s quite adorable.
Here’s a look at last year’s fall porch.
Our porch doesn’t get much sun in the fall until late afternoon, therefore, mums don’t do well since they need five to six hours of sun.
Beginning the Porch
As a result, I opted for flowering Kale for our decorated fall front porch. I also used galvanized and a copper boiler bucket I found thrifting this summer. Since this summer was different my husband picked them up curbside.
Pretty Additions Being Used
You can see a few of these containers in my a colorful deck post. By the way, maybe you’ll see ideas for your deck or garden for next spring.
Flowering Kale as well as varieties of pumpkins are center stage on our decorated fall front porch this year. Also using flowering Kale is easy to take care of and it lasts until Thanksgiving in Northern NJ.
As a result of the containers being deep, purchasing straw bales from the garden center was necessary to take up extra room so the soil wasn’t wasted. Besides, the hay adds texture and it adds to the rustic nature of falls in NJ.
Keeping a bale of hay together gave height I needed to add a flowering Kale to a flowerpot I repainted that may give you some inspiration. A larger gourd looks at home next to the pot.
If you follow me on FB or Instagram you may remember, that I posted a picture of a pumpkin eaten. The picture on the porch shows a small patch where they started and this is the end result, squirrels 1, Cindy 0.
The lesson learned as a result of the pumpkin getting eaten, no matter how great the stem looks stick with the gourds normally used.
I enjoy adding lanterns to our porch also to add a bit of warmth and a soft glow in the evenings.
I’m also sharing a sign I made a few years back to sum up all things fall.
I also decided to use a wreath I had from Pottery Barn which received an update you may enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our porch dressed for fall. Do you enjoy decorating outdoors for the fall? I’d love for you to let me know in your comment.