Often overlooked in favour of flowers and foliage, plants can be a wonderful way to add some colour to your home, garden or doorstep. With a little imagination and creative flair even the most ordinary varieties can make extra-ordinary displays.
Here we’ve put together some planted designs with a decidedly autumnal feel, in the hope of inspiring you to see some of this season’s more humble plants in a different light. Which arrangement is your favourite?
Shades of Autumn
Chrysanthemum plants are often viewed as inexpensive ‘value’ plants, but in autumn, the season with which they are naturally associated; these wonderful plants really come into their own. Try displaying single colour varieties in matching rustic containers for a bold and beautiful look.
Indulge the ‘all things vintage’ trend by filling baskets with colour blocks of flowering plants. If you have the time and inclination this is an inventive way to recycle tired brown wicker baskets by giving them a lick of paint.
Pots of Style
What a difference a bit of imagination can make. ‘Aged’ clay pots, with that ‘straight out of the potting shed’ look together with strips of flat midelino sticks transform this autumnal trio of chrysanthemums and kalanchoes.
This lovely vintage style mini trough looks completely the part planted up with flowering lavender plants- it even has its own picket fence!
Set the Scene
This rustic setting is just perfect for Halloween. Baskets of flame coloured kalanchoes are not only eye-catching but long lasting and easy to maintain as well.
Just to prove that the ever popular vintage styling can be successfully brought into autumn, plant a weathered wooden box with pretty lilac aster and scented lavender. A wonderful gift.