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Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to Fallize your Porch for Less!

I love mums on porches for fall!  
The more the better, but unfortunately I can't justify spending $100 for flowers.  I try, but I just can't bring myself to do it.  But this year, I was at my local NPS Store looking for fabric.  As I left the store, unsuccessful in my search. I noticed they now had a small nursery out front.  So I wandered over.  They had these beautiful mums everywhere.  When I inquired about the price I was not only told a decent price but that they were all 50% Off!!
I quickly grabed two huge 4.67 gal pots and two 3 quart pots, paid for them, and hurried home!!
The next morning I was ready to Fallize my porch!
 (I know that's a made up word!

First up, I got rid of the old plants from the summer; they were not looking so hot! Then I gave my porch a good cleaning.  I even cleaned out my light, which had dead bugs filling almost half of it!  Afterwards, the light was so clean my daughter asked why I didn't put the glass back in!! 
 That's clean baby!!!
 I then plopped a red and yellow pot of mums on each side of the door and added a fall wreath and I'm ready for FALL!!! 
Oh, I forgot to mention I paid only $33 for all 4 of my gigantic mums!!

I'm so enamored by my mums, I go out the front door just to look at them and then come back in!! 
 I know I'm weird!  
What do you do to your porch for fall?

Thanks for stopping by!  


PneumaticAddict said...

It looks beautiful! I love the color the mums add. Looks very inviting!

Unknown said...

Love you mums! Gotta love a bargain, especially one that doesn't LOOK like a bargain!
We live in a cottage in the historic district so we have an OLD front porch that looks raggedy most of the summer. The porch has a short wall around the perimeter which is great for seating, bad for keeping the dang place clean! The wall holds all the leaves, grass clippings, twigs and whatever treasures the dogs choose to leave on the porch. The first thing I have to do each season is power wash E V E R Y THING! Then I like to put out some fake pumpkins (real one to expensive to replace for a month). Hang a wreath then call it a day and sit in the swing with a beverage and grin.

Cristina Garay said...

My porch is still hosting the Summer flowers, I need to begin looking for mums soon. I hope to find the kind of bargains you got, they are very pretty!