Sunday, October 31, 2010

Front Porch for Fall (Part 2)

In addition to our chair cover makeover, we wanted to add some fall foliage to our front porch.  We came across beautiful and pretty inexpensive plants at Home Depot about a month ago.  We normally shop at Lowe's, but were disappointed in their plant selection, (it was still pretty early in the season) so we went next door to Home Depot.  We picked up two large and two small terra cotta pots along with some white spray paint and potting soil.  

Here is what our potted plants looked like when we first planted them.

And, now, about a month later....

In the small pots is October Daphne.  It very much looks like a succulent (which is what drew me to it at the store). 

In the large pots is varying colors of Coleus.  These were only $1 each, so we chose about six different plants for each pot.  The colors are so bright and beautiful (and have changed slightly since we first planted them).  They simply scream fall and are only getting more beautiful as the season unveils.
The pots only took two coats of spray paint and the white really looks crisp and fresh against the beautiful plants.  

This is just one of the many reasons fall is my favorite season.  Such beautiful things grow and flourish in the cooler air of autumn.

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to do some planting but I'm afraid I'll kill everything... I love the plant choices and colors!