With the turning of the calendar page I decided it was time to accept the fact that summer was pretty much a thing of the past. Cooler temperatures have arrived along with shorter days. Seems like everyone has been busy getting their homes decorated for fall so decided it was about time I did the same.
As I’ve been cleaning up the garden I’ve picked and saved anything at all that I thought would dry nicely. I dug out a door basket I had bought years ago and went to work to make something festive and fall like for the front door.
I started with the taller stems of yellow yarrow, ornamental grass flower heads and oriental poppy seed heads.
Next I added some spiked eryngium and allium seed heads.
For a little colour and fragrance I had lavender stems, echinacea blooms and fluffy white seed heads of gallardia.
To fill in the empty spaces I added a few sprigs of white baby’s breath. It looks great and didn’t cost me a penny.
I had also dried tall stems of my pineapple plant (Centaurea macrocephala) which looked good standing in my tin watering can. I gathered up a few other items I had and ended up with an inviting seasonal entrance.