Cranberry sauce is one of the most popular culinary elements of Thanksgiving. Put a decorative spin on cranberry tones by using them as accents for your porch's fall decor through seasonal flowers and plants.
When coordinating an autumnal color scheme, think outside the box. Modern black planters can be used year-round, and cranberry-red flowering annuals are an easy way to add a touch of fall flair. When mixed together, black, dark green and cranberry red create a bold palette that is appropriate but unexpected for fall.
This L-shaped vertical garden, whose walls extend out 74 feet on one side and 31 feet on the other, is packed with approximately 5,000 plants. Priority was given to plants that could withstand the heat and humidity of New Orleans, where the garden is located, and that could be changed out easily with the seasons. Plants include Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a stream of annuals for color.
Count on canna lily plants to add vertical interest to planting beds. Here, Tropicanna canna lily and Tropicanna Gold canna lily tower over annual flowers red celosia and gold melampodium. Choose annuals with flowers that match the leaf colors of canna lilies for an eye-catching display.
The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Annual planters offer seasonal color nearby. Lighting around the yard ties the space together to create an at-home resort getaway.
Some classic summer annuals can hold their own well into fall, even standing up to early light frosts. Orange tones steal the spotlight in this autumn theme hanging basket, featuring grass-like Toffee Twist carex, Flirtation Orange diascia, Diamond Frost euphorbia and Superbena Royale Peachy Keen verbena. These annuals withstand varying degrees of frost. In mild winter regions, they’ll deliver color through early December.
Among the 5000 plants filling these living walls, part of the New Orleans Botanical Garden, are: Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a variety of annuals for pops of color.