My husband surprised me on Saturday with a trailer load of corn stalks, some heirloom pumpkins and sunflowers, which meant more layers to our fall front porch. I love those tall stalks, though our Goldendoodles, Ellie and Bear are not so sure what they are. the layering all began a month ago when our summer flowers were beginning to wilt. I replaced the pansies with ornamental cabbages, creeping jenny and black eyed susans.
Then our littles dragged out the pumpkins and we added some to the porch with height being added in the form of old Georgia fruit baskets. Then came the stalks and pumpkins...and of course, the Village Square Barn Quilt that went up last Christmas and has lasted all through the year. I have gorgeous barn quilts for every season, but we just cant seem to take down this one.
The color of our front door is from the Prairie Paints line called Geranium Green. We painted this last summer to test our new paints to exterior uses, and it has not only held up to freezing snow and extreme heat, but the color is our most asked for shade of green. It is deep and fresh!
I hope this has inspired you to layer a few fall elements to your front porch. I add a little more until it is done. I think the only thing left to add may be a few spiders before Halloween...but I think Mother Nature will be on that one for me!