Plants for Your Fall Décor

It’s that time of year again – time for all things cozy, crisp and likely pumpkin-spice flavored… it’s fall! If you’re in the South like us, you know that while the temperature still feels like summer, we’re all about celebrating fall as early as possible. It may not be cool enough to break out your infinity scarves and puffy vests, but it’s definitely time for fall decorations in your home or office.

The Green Team at Leafscape is here with the top three fall plant décor ideas for your plantscapes. Let’s explore what’s “hot” to keep your seasonal interior designs cool.

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  1. Crotons

No one does fall like Southern Living Magazine, and crotons made its list for fall décor ideas. Crotons are easy plants with vibrant leaves of bright color. The leaves are the trademark look for this plant, which can provide a nice filler in arrangements but also stand on its own. Codiaeum variegatum plants come in a large variety of shapes and colors, such as red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, green and white. The clusters of leaves form different patterns and designs, making the croton a focal point of its own in your décor.

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2. Mums

Mums, short for chrysanthemums, have a variety of uses in society today and cannot be ignored in the fall. We find these beauties in bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and, of course, many porches in the fall. The rich colors of mums lend perfectly to the autumnal hues of the season. They are generally pest-resistant and low maintenance, making them an easy addition to your routine. They really thrive at the end of summer because of their photoperiodic growth patterns, meaning certain light patterns (like long nights) set their buds into bloom. Temperatures also impact their colors, so you may see varieties of shades from the same plant from year to year.

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3. Ornamental Peppers

Peppers? As decoration? You betcha. Our team isn’t afraid to go outside of the box with creative ideas for your plantscapes. Better Homes and Gardens says that ornamental peppers can add “season-long interest” to your garden and home, and it’s definitely true. These showy fruits provide a range of looks, from tiny pearl-like buds to an array of shapes and colors, you’ll soon find yourself falling for these not-so-hot peppers. Each season will bring you a different design to complement your plantscape. They fair better in warmer climates, so Southerners, listen up! It’s time to shake up your seasonal décor with ornamental peppers today.

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So what are you waiting for? Put down the sunscreen and beach towel, and contact the Green Team at Leafscape today for your fall décor needs. Not sure what you’re looking for? We will consult with you while considering budget, existing designs and more to find the perfect plants for your space. Just click here to fill out our form or give us a call at (888) 821-5770!