Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Changes on the Porch

 
 I have these double impatients on the porch that have really looked beautiful all summer.  I normally pull the summer flowers out of the planter and put mums in the planter for fall but, these impatients look so beautiful this year I decided to work with them and try something new.

I took a 12-inch grapevine wreath and applied bamboo skewers to the back and wired them with floral wire.  You can find these skewers in the grocery with the cooking utensils.  Any wooden stake would work to support the wreath.

 I put the wreath in the back of the planter and put a gourd in front of it.  I looked everywhere for a white pumpkin but I couldn't find one.

 Now it has a fall feel without destroying such beautiful flowers.  It should all last till frost.
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30 comments:

Marydon said...

Beautiful 7 so creative! Wish I had thought of this before I bought the new mums for the planters on the front porch.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The wreath and the gourd are just perfect. It looks wonderful. What a great idea. Hugs, Marty

Debra@Common Ground said...

This is really pretty and it DOES look like Fall. I agree, I just cannot pull up perfect flowers!
xo,
Debra

Lori said...

Wow, perfect update for the fall. So simple and pretty.

sissie said...

My impatients die long ago in the awful coastal heat. Yours are still very pretty and I love what you did with the wreath and the gourd.

hugs
Sissie

LV said...

What a great idea and it look very nice. Some people just got more creative juices than I do.

Charlene said...

What a GREAT IDEA!!!! I can't believe how beautiful those flowers still are. Ours are pretty weary of the heat!!!! I am ready for fall & there are pumpkins everywhere in the stores. But, it's TOO EARLY! Can you imagine if I bought one now???? YIKES! And I love your banner! I have those same dishes. Charlene

J Bar said...

Looks great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

Just beautiful. I have the pink double impatiens and they are still doing great.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The grapevine wreath and pumpkin added look great for fall.

Kate said...

Fall is with us and your display is lovely.

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my PS visits. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.Love your post this week. I love your herbal wreath on previous post, I have not made one for awhile. I have tons of basil and love the scent in the house.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely. Fall is in the air :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Olive Cooper said...

The impatients are darling. I had some purlpe ones self sow from last year. If you have Publix stores they have white ghost pumkins now. hugs♥olive

Sarah said...

Great idea! I like the thought of the wreath in the pot. It lends a fun texture and color. Those impatients are too beautiful to pull out for sure.

Marbel said...

Beautiful flowers!

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I like the addition of the grapevine wreath and gourd to your double impatients. Great look for fall without damaging your flowers.

~ Tracy

Tracy said...

What a clever and fun idea! This will make me rethink removing summer plants so quickly. (although the heat has made mine very tired and worn looking as of late) Being a newbie to your blog, I must say how much I am enjoying it!

A Hopeful Heart said...

beautiful...and such a creative idea.

Thanks for sharing,
Patti

Dana said...

What a wonderful way to keep your summer flowers out and transition them to fall. So clever!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like it. Good think that you didn't find the white pumpkin. I actually think the white would have blended in too much with the flowers. The orange gives it a nice pop of color that really does say "autumn". Good job!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Sherry! What a creative masterpiece! :) Just love the white impatiens with that wreath!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

xinex said...

So clever of you, Sherry. This is gorgeous and so original!...Christine

Donnie said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the how to.....

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a great idea! I think this year is odd. Our summer flowers are still blooming and I have mums too. Roses, hibiscus and mums???

Ann said...

you made the wreath yourself? You are so creative. This Easter, I was asked to make a wreath of thorns, and I got some bouganvillea while they were still green so I can twist around. Not a good shape but serve the purpose for our Easter Story.

Linda said...

Very nice....I love all the creations bloggers come up with! I might have to steal that idea :)

Linda said...

What a cute idea with the wreath. I think for myself I would spay the wreath with clear outdoor shellac.

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