Mum's The Word!

September 2nd, 2016 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I start with the floral groupings on each side of the entryway. I moved  the concrete planters I use for spring and summer elsewhere and opted for a combination of well worn and less expected containers.
Put on a happy face! I have alway adored old luggage, but particularly hat boxes. You dont see women toting these numbers around anymore! I didnt want to destroy the case so the plants are actually planted in a plastic container that can easily be removed for watering. Try throwing in some kale and peppers to liven things up. I also used fresh artichokes that will dry (if the racoons dont eat them) and can be used on my holiday tree.
This is my dog Lilly who never misses a photo op.
A beautiully weathered childs bench works well with the other junkables in the grouping and has plenty of room to hold smaller plants.
OK, in this picture the metal reel looks larger than life, but it is actually to scale for the grouping. I like to add pieces that may seem a bit out of place just for interest. A fishing reel? What can I say, its just cool!
I also enjoy musical intstuments. This drum is in relatively good condition so i didnt want to plant in it, instead I just put a plant on top to add interest and height variation. If you have a drum with a broken top you can put the plants right inside.
I start with the floral groupings on each side of the entryway. I moved  the concrete planters I use for spring and summer elsewhere and opted for a combination of well worn and less expected containers.

I start with the floral groupings on each side of the entryway. I moved  the concrete planters I use for spring and summer elsewhere and opted for a combination of well worn and less expected containers.


I would have to say that fall is my favorite season. It gives me the opportunity employ all of the rich colors pulled right from nature in my outdoor decor. Labor Day weekend is when I traditionally begin the transformation of my entryway. 


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Comments (5)

thelukejohns writes: Good one Posted: 10:52 am on September 7th
shabbychick writes: Sue, What a great mix of plants - and fun containers (especially the suitcase!). I love my "beachy" summer look, but am starting to get inspired for fall!!

Kathy Posted: 9:15 am on September 4th
italianpeasant writes: MS. WHITNEY :) BITE YOUR TONGUE, NO SNOW YET; I'VE BEEN DOING THE NO RAIN DANCE FOR THIS WEEKEND, NOW I HAVE TO DO THE NO SNOW DANCE!! Posted: 1:24 pm on September 3rd
CottageElements writes: Now you have encouraged me to get my butt in gear. My summer plants are looking a little withered and I need to get some fall plants to replace them. Love the artichokes. Do they last long? What are the pepper looking plants? And what do you find are the hardiest fall plants? I'm into low maintenance! Love the metal reel, too! Thanks!

Lani Posted: 9:59 pm on September 2nd
berton718 writes: It looks BEAUTIFUL !! I love the items you used to put the mums in !! It makes me happy that Fall is coming !! Posted: 9:03 pm on September 2nd
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