create fall foliage arrangement from the yard

by Barb on October 30, 2013

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Create fall foliage arrangements from perennials, shrubs, and flowers in your yardSometimes 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.

Create fall foliage arrangements from perennials, shrubs, and flowers in your yard

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.

Shade Plants for Fall Arrangements

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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Jim October 30, 2013 at 8:21 am

Great Autumn shots


Julie @ Creating This Life October 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

Lovely! I loved the video. I wish I had rosemary growing in my yard.
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Barb October 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thank you and thank you for the inspiration. I forgot all about what I had growing in my yard.


Gina Badalaty October 30, 2013 at 11:12 am

Beautiful! My whole yard is sunny, it’s only shadowed by my brown thumb :) But how hard is rosemary? That’s one I love.
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Barb October 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Rosemary is pretty hardy. Thanks to our recent mild winters, the one in the picture has survived for several years. You would probably do well growing it since it doesn’t need a ton of water, just sun.


Lauryn October 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I love this Barb! Gorgeous plants and arrangements!
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Alissa October 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Great video and I’m impressed with everything you have growing in your yard!
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Barb October 31, 2013 at 6:29 am

Thank you! I’m always willing to share!


Pauline, Lessons Learnt Journal October 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Just gorgeous! We’re enjoying our Spring here in Sydney at the moment. We’ve just planted some new trees / shrubs and it’s so delightful to see them in bloom for the first time. xo P
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Mammasaurus October 31, 2013 at 5:34 am

I really need to try and plan my garden for next year so these are really helpful – thank you! And by the way I love your leafy background x

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Barb October 31, 2013 at 6:25 am

Thank you!


Sara (@mumturnedmom) October 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

Oh, lovely ideas! I need to be more organised in planting so that I have colour all year round :)
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Jess October 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

What a neat idea!

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Estelle Sobel Erasmus October 31, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I love the flowers and plants you selected to highlight. I wish I had a green thumb like you.


Kathy November 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Wonderful choices for fall blooms and the flower arrangements are beautiful
I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
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Mary Ellen November 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

Thanks Barb for sharing this with us at Talking Tuesday!
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