Vegetable and Herb Fall Container Garden Idea

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One of my favorite areas to decorate with each new season is my front porch.

This week I set out to replace the sad and worn out plants that had done their job well all spring and summer. I’m still on my ‘shop the grocery store produce and floral department or Farmer's Market ’ kick that I started when I decorated the inside of my home this fall…it was so easy to carry that ‘theme’ to the outside.

I stayed with a gray, green and white color scheme...I think it filled my current need for a bit more 'serene' in my world.
Hubbard Squash, White Acorn Squash and a White Pumpkin anchor my fall container garden this year.
In full disclosure, I also picked up a Russian Sage and some wee Dusty Miller and White Chrysanthemums from my local garden store to fill in….they all echo the white/gray colors from the gourds.

Mini Kale and Lemon Thyme are tucked in between the gourds.
What I Used in my Fall Container Garden Planting:
  • Hubbard Squash
  • White Acorn Squash
  • White Pumpkin
  • Mini Kale plants
  • Lemon Thyme plants
  • Russian Sage ‘Denim ‘n Lace’
  • Dusty Miller
  • Small White Chrysanthemum

I scored the Mini White Pumpkins and Fresh Eucalyptus for my wreath from a quick to Trader Joe’s. 
The Fresh Eucalyptus was tucked into a grapevine wreath for a bit of a ‘free form’ wreath…it works well with my more ‘natural’ fall container garden…and is also the perfect gray/green color. I am really partial to that seeded Eucalyptus and searched for bouquets at Trader Joe’s that were heavy on the seeded variety.
So, with my front porch all decked out and my home with a few natural fall touches, I think I’m done for a bit…until something else pops in my mind!

Suggested materials:

  • Hubbard Squash, White Acorn Squash, White Pumpkin, thyme, kale  (Farmer's Market)
  • Russian Sage ‘Denim ‘n Lace’ ,Dusty Miller, Small White Chrysanthemum  (Garden Center)

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Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle

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