Creating a beautiful entrance for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. As we usher in a new season with changing leaves and new colors, I enjoy swapping out my containers with new plants and greenery. Containers are easy to create and make a huge impact on an entrance.
A good rule of thumb when making a container is use a thriller, filler and spiller. In other words, create height, fullness and something coming down the sides. Consider creating a color palette when working on your planter. Foraging for greenery is easy and economical for creating fullness. Evergreens will last an entire winter season.
For fall, I like to use a lot ornamental cabbage and kale, tall grasses and mums in a container. To create my spiller, I use ivy and creeping Jenny. Embrace fall’s vibrant colors by using different greens, burgundy, purples and oranges.
As the colors fade and the coffee seems to feel warmer, welcome winter by gathering different greenery, pinecones, berries and twigs. Juniper and pine are perfect to mix together with magnolia. Create height with red twig dogwood and add in a few pinecones. White lights are also beautiful to mix in.