Since Autumn is such a glorious time on Cape Cod, people want to celebrate the season. So we decided to give you a picture gallery with a few ideas for “fall-ifying” your yard, porch and garden.
If you get hay bales they can serve more than one purpose. Use them to decorate through Thanksgiving, then use the hay to amend soil or mulch in the vegetable garden. Salt marsh hay, like bales above, is ideal for mulching a perennial garden…just wait until closer to January to apply it to the garden.
Urns can hole a stack of colorful pumpkins, and any large container can be planted with a mix of pumpkins, mums and other fall plants.
Once the peonies were cut out of this perennial garden, it needed something to fill that area. So I took two identical flower pots, turned one upside down to make a base and put the other on top. I planted a ring of Heuchera plants around the edge of the top pot, and added a pumpkin stack. The Heuchera plants will get placed in the perennial garden after Thanksgiving.
Don’t forget the deck furniture when it comes to fall decorating. A fall-flowering plant (this one is a Plectranthus) and some pumpkins and gourds make a lovely table display.
Got a stump? Then you’ve got the perfect base for a fall arrangement. Get creative with pumpkins, sticks, leaves and anything else that strikes your fancy.
At Hyannis Country Garden, we love landscapes in all seasons. Right now, we’ve fallen in love with Autumn.