With winter on the horizon I like to have something growing in front to the house for as long as I can so I did a little fall planting a few weeks back.
I picked up a variety of mums, kale, cabbages and pansies and set to work. On my porch steps I put some large purple and burgundy colored mums in a planter and set decorative cabbages in urns in front of them.
In the front bed I planted some beautiful purple celosia in between my boxwood shrubs. I've never tried planting it before in my garden so I'm curious to see how late in the season it will keep blooming. Along the front of the bed I planted some decorative green/white and green/purple cabbages to create a border.
In my hanging baskets I planted burgundy mums and pansies. I like how the different hanging heights of the baskets look together.
In the bed that circles my tree I planted some frilly looking green/purple decorative kale in between my hostas.
I'm happy to have some flowers and greenery in my front yard for as long as I can, especially if we have another really cold winter this year. It makes coming home a bit more cheerful on a bleak day.