Six Steps to Embrace Fall from the Outside In

Create an Inviting Entry with Fall Color

Six Steps to Embrace Fall from the Outside In

Create an Inviting Entry with Fall Color

  1. Clear out the old, make way for the new
    The first step to create an inviting entry for fall is to get rid of your “tired” summer plants. We’ve started “retiring” our droopy-looking potted plants by moving them to the compost pile! Time to do some fall cleaning and sweep the porch, get rid of any lackluster plants and make a trip to your favorite place to buy some fresh fall foliage.
  2. Add some fall color with mums
    Chrysanthemums are a fall favorite and a great pick for containers and window boxes because they come in a variety of colors that include red, lavender, white, yellow, gold, russet and chartreuse. Pick your color palate or mix it up – they will brighten your entry and make you smile.
  3. Go for gourds
    Gourds add texture to your display and are an easy way to add color. Alternate flowers and gourds ─ line your steps with pumpkins and mums to create a welcoming entrance. No planting required.
  4. Consider kale
    Ornamental kale offers unexpected drama with big colorful, frilly leaves in white, purple, pink and green-blue. Just a few plants will fill up a container. Kale likes the cooler weather of fall and can stand up to frost.
  5. Dress up your door
    An autumn wreath is classic for fall, but you can think outside the box too and hang a basket of apples or mini pumpkins on your door, or find other door décor treasures at your favorite antique haunts, such as Shop 501 and Company in Chaska.
  6. Bring the color inside
    Once you’ve made a welcoming fall entry, treat yourself to a fall bouquet to enjoy indoors as the weather cools. Stop by Victoria Rose Floral, in Victoria, of course, and choose from a variety of lovely fall arrangements.

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