Thursday, October 15, 2009

Autumn Design 2009, Part 3: Outside

Okay, so I really didn't do much outside, but in the fall I feel lost if I don't put out a nice wreath on the door and some mums on the steps.  These mums are monstrous, and I found Purple & Gold for my alma mater!  So I get a "2 for 1" deal supporting the Pirates (Arrrrrgh!) and celebrating the season.

Mums need care & feed if you want longevity.  It's best to water almost daily, especially in warm or dry climates.  Once a week, dig through and pop off any browning or dead blooms.  This will help your mums last!  It's best not to give them full sun, they need part shade- again, especially in a warm climate.

Do you have any autumn decor outside?  Please leave a comment and share!


  1. I love my mums, but can tell they've been neglectd a bit this week. . . I think I will work on them this weekend. I also have a big pumpkin on my front porch. I need to post some pictures.

  2. Love your front door & porch decorations! What a gorgeous mum!!! You're right about deadheading...I did mine last weekend and can tell the difference this weekend.

    Rachel's Mom