Sometimes the best decorating ideas start at home. When Julie of Creating This Life shared her fall arrangement she made by taking a walk in her yard last week, I was inspired to see what was in my yard. My 5 year old son and I spent about 15 minutes wandering around looking for blooming shrubs and perennials, shrubs with fall colors, and interesting dried flowers. We found lots of plant options to choose from.
Some flowers are still in bloom in late October. Our climbing rose on our back porch still has peach blooms. The echinacea has a few blooms left. Of course, the mums are covered in flowers. Don’t forget to look for dead, dried flowers. The hydrangeas growing in the shaded area in our yard had a wonderful reddish tinge to the petals, unlike the completely brown ones growing in the direct sun.
While many plants in the sunny areas of the yard are dying back or just plain green, we found several low-growing perennials and a fern in the shaded area with multicolored leaves. Next spring, when you’re at the garden center looking for perennials to fill in spots, think about adding visual interest through colored leaves which you can take advantage of in the fall when the flowers are gone. I love plants with fluorescent green or reddish-tinged leaves like heuchera.
Watch the video to see the fall arrangement my son and I created from what we found in our yard.
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