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(Zone 7a)


August 27, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9255487

There are a total of 82 votes:


Yes, I go all out with mums, pumpkins, ornamental kale and whatever else I can find!
(13 votes, 15%)
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I usually purchase potted mums for a splash of color.
(13 votes, 15%)
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My yard or patio decorates itself with what I'm growing.
(28 votes, 34%)
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No, I do not have any autumn decorations.
(26 votes, 31%)
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Autumn??? I'm south of the equator and it is almost spring!
(2 votes, 2%)
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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 27, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9255514

I vote for no but I still have strawlady wreath but no decoration this year... Happy gardening...
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2012
10:11 AM

Post #9255536

It's kind of a toss up for me…Nothing specifically "Autumn", but some plants and trees take on their own color. So I guess it kind of decorates itself.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
12:13 PM

Post #9255702

I decorate for Halloween.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

August 27, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9255720

I love how the plants all blend together in the fall - no more garish combinations (fun as they are), everything kind of softens up for the fall season. I voted for potted mums, which I do pop in here and there for some more vibrant color and as a foil for all the golden brown tones of my perennial foliage. I can never decide if I prefer fall over spring, but it's certainly a close call.
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 27, 2012
1:24 PM

Post #9255846

Heck I go so crazy about autumn decorating that I grow corn, just for the stalks, without any expectation of an edible crop. *L*

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9255947

I got married in November, and my wedding decorations were fall harvest colors! Everytime I walk into the stores, I feel like I'm walking down the aisle again!

Mums, huh? Hmmmmmmmm...
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

August 27, 2012
4:11 PM

Post #9256100

Well, let's see. I change the bow on the concrete heron named Horace Porter Bonderant III and put out my Fall themed flag.
Last year my husband said he wanted mums, saying "they add so much color!" I hate mums. I bought 5 and they are doing wonderfully. Sigh... They should be starting to rebloom in a few weeks.
Barb
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2012
11:37 PM

Post #9256517

LOL Barb, My best to Horace.
I love decorating. So out comes the pumpkins and scarecrows and faux autumn leaves.Later I add jack-o-lanterns and ghosts.Asters and Goldenrod are everywhere.
Course I live in a temperate forest so the whole world become a picture of reds, oranges,salmons and purples.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

August 28, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9256958

I went up to the attic this morning and found another Fall decoration, a grape vine wreath covered in fake fall leaves. That will go on the front door.
Barb

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 29, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9258921

Love the changing of each season and changing the decor...this was my whiskey barrel out front last year

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9259267

I don't decorate outdoors for fall but will put up some things indoors as it gets closer to Thanksgiving
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

August 30, 2012
10:05 AM

Post #9259333

I try really hard to have flowers that bloom into freeze-up. My lilies, dahlias and such are going great guns. I usually spend this time moving around, grooming and re-designing my gardens for maximum effect next summer. This is usually caused by plants that mature differently that I envisioned, new plants that show their possibilities, but in different locations than I first estimated. Wish our summers were longer and I didn't have to wait 9 months to see the results. (Sept-May)

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
1:26 AM

Post #9260080

I decorate indoors. I voted "no". I have in the past put out a bail of straw, pumpkins, & corn stalks with mums, but that was when my kids were growing up. Maybe I'll start again this year.
sempervirens
Northern, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9260484

With all of the beautiful Fall native plant combinations in the Northeast there is no need to add annuals or other commercial decorations.
Native grasses, especially Little bluestem, goldenrods, heuchera villosa and pods and seed heads from other natives are not only beautiful on their own but encourage an ever changing display of birds and butterflies to appear.
It is ever so satisfying to find the dried flower heads of the self sow anise hyssop lining the driveway visited by hoards of goldfinches.
Merryhat
Alton, MO

August 31, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9260760


No...Fall plant add enough color for decoration by nature.
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

August 31, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9261052

Good for you, Sempervirens.
Vickie
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

September 1, 2012
4:02 AM

Post #9261214

I decorate for Halloween.
Pumpkin lights etc.
Caroline

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 1, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9261233

I had to laugh at the living south of the equator response...I'm almost there. However my garden does produce a lot of yellows, orange and reds on its own, heck in October it is almost like spring again with color from flowers. I'll stick those cheap little scarecrows around, and I hang pumpkin lights around our cabana, but that is about it.

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