Stunning Fall Garden

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and many of you are busy planning your menus and shopping for ingredients. But what’s a great meal without a beautiful table? Have you had time to consider a seasonal centerpiece that will accentuate your meal?

Yes, it’s just one more chore to add to your list! But a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece doesn’t have to be overly expensive or time consuming. In fact, you can use botanical objects that you find in your own yard!

Use fresh produce. If you grow a vegetable garden, your fall harvest can provide the perfect “ingredients” for a beautiful autumn centerpiece. A selection of squashes and pumpkins can form the basis of your arrangement. From there you might wish to add a few ears of corn, apples, or other interesting fall-themed produce.

Fill a vase. Sunflowers are perfectly on-trend right now, and they just happen to make terrific autumn-themed decor. But remember, you can fill a vase with more than just flowers. Decorative grasses make an excellent accompaniment to your blooms.

Make a garland. Or how about a garland that runs the length of the table? You can create a gorgeous, low-budget decoration from branches, autumn-colored leaves, pinecones, and acorns. Or make long-stemmed sunflowers the basis of your garland, and add accents of different colors.

Use squash for a container. Hollow out a few squash or pumpkins, and use them as a “vase” for chrysanthemums or other seasonal blooms.

Fill a bowl. Sometimes making a beautiful centerpiece can be a simple as filling a bowl with pinecones, twigs of berries, and other objects of interest. Remember to vary sizes and colors to make your arrangement visually interesting.

We hope your Thanksgiving is memorable and beautiful. And if you want to discuss planning a fall-blooming garden for next year, or any other landscaping project, give us a call. We want to help you enjoy your home all year round.