Fall is my favorite season and I’ve been counting down the days since July! Despite our 90 degree temperatures this week, I’m in an autumn harvest state of mind with thoughts of fall apples, leaves and pumpkins.
I found a galvanized bucket at T. J. Maxx several weeks ago. I love all things galvanized and I envisioned using it on the porch or for a Fall Harvest Around the Potting Shed.
I gathered goldenrod that’s growing in the field next to my Potting Shed and just starting to pop up along the roadsides now, along with some leaves that were just starting to turn.
Clippings from the loropetalum shrubs and purple leaf plum tree add a bright pop of crimson-purple foliage.
Limelight hydrangeas have taken on a burnished hue and made the transition from summer to fall, ready to dry.
The stems are weighted down and heavy with flowers, weary from a long summer. . .
Just like me. ;)
I’m happy to see pumpkins starting to arrive at the garden centers. I add a few to arrange around a grapevine wreath, framing the bucket.
I cut some branches of wild persimmons that I found when I was foraging for leaves to add to the mix.
This is a quick and easy way to add a little bit fall around your home! Keep your mix of foliage and flowers loose and easy for a casual arrangement. You could use any kind of vase, bucket or even a wine chiller. The grapevine wreath adds some texture and place for other elements to build around.
Even though fall arrives on Friday, Mother Nature has plenty of summer heat and humidity ahead for us in North Carolina. I hope you’re seeing the first signs of fall where you are!