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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fall Container Gardening

I did a little fall decorating on the front porch today.  
We don't have pumpkins for sale yet in our area,  but the nurseries are full of gorgeous fall mums.

I had fun over the summer finding unique containers for my plants,  and I wanted to do the same thing for fall.

   I decided to plant a small mum in a vintage suitcase.    H used a jigsaw to cut a round hole in the top of  a small suitcase.    I cut out the silk  pocket to use in another project,  put a plate on the bottom to catch any water run off.. and "planted" my mum

I made a rag garland to tie around this large mum plant to dress up  the plastic store container. 

I made a simple wreath from cotton bolls,    hung it on deer antlers    and framed them with a plain grapevine wreath.

I put one of my mums in a concrete planter.

    I have used a stack of wooden milk crates as a planter for my sweet potato vine.

My sweet potato vine has the prettiest blooms starting to appear.....they look like small morning glories.  

 Happy fall decorating!


  1. Oh what cute and creative ideas for fall plants. Thanks! :)

    Kaye Swain

  2. I didn't know sweet potato vine gave flowers! fun post!

  3. Good Morning Penny
    Love the rag garland around the plant, looks so pretty. I think cutting that hole in the suitcase was the best idea, looks amazing. Love the cotton wreath. I had no idea that potato vine gave flowers. Mine never have. Your front porch looks beautiful

  4. You could do a business of porch decor!

  5. I LOVE the creative planters! Pinned and sharing!

  6. Great repurpose of a suitcase! Your porch is just lovely!

  7. Love the way the mum looks in the suitcase!! So pretty!! What a great idea!!


  8. So pretty! I love that cotton wreath! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! So happy you joined the party!

  9. Darling! What a fabulous porch you have created! Guess I need to give mine a little more loving care!

  10. Your decors are always so pretty.

  11. Love it all Penny! Thanx for sharing at THT.

  12. PINNED. LOVE your style, girl. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  13. Fall is in the air and you have a great space to enjoy fall decorating. I can't pick a favorite thing, I love it all. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner Co-Hostess at Katherines Corner

  14. Looks great! I love all the unique touches like the cotton wreath and the creative use of containers.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party.

  15. Very creative porch Penny! My sweet potato vine bloomed like that last year, but I didn't get any dark ones this year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. So pretty!!! I love your new suitcase mum planter...even though I cringed when I read and saw the pic of hole created in the suitcase...LOL! Pretty sweet potato vine flower

  17. Very pretty, i love the cotton wreath! thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.

  18. So pretty! I love the subtle fall colors and the use of vintage things that one wouldn't usually think of for the porch. Great ideas.

  19. Gorgeous, Penny, I will be including it in my Whimsy Wednesday favorites!

  20. Hi Penny, I just love all the suitcases plant holder, I didnt realize that the first time I saw your post. And then the beautiful mums with the torn fabric is really a nie touch!!

    I also wanted to let you know that this post is being feature this week on our Oh My Heartsie Girls WW, plese stop by and join us and share other links.

    Hope you have a great week!
    @Oh My Heartsie Girl

  21. Love this Penny!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!


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