Fall Decorating: Updated Kitchen Garden

Fall Updated Kitchen Garden

The reality is, this year, our garden challenged us greatly.

We battled too much rain and an attack of squash bugs.

When I started to think about our fall decorating, I knew I wanted to take the few pumpkins and gourds that made it and display them proudly.

Fall Kitchen Garden

Our kitchen garden is right outside of our kitchen and visible from all parts of the kitchen and the family room, so I decided it would be the perfect place for us to enjoy the fruits of my husband’s labor (he really took the lead on the garden this year).

Outdoor Fall Decorating

The herbs we had planted had already passed their prime, so I replaced them with kale and cabbage plants.  According to the garden center, they should last well into the cold weather and they will change color over time.  This is my first time buying kale and cabbage instead of mums and I am loving the choice.

Decorating Outdoors for Fall

I kept my beloved frog prince keeping guard.

Decorating with Kale and Cabbage

I loved the plates before, so I added them all back in and sprinkled it with pumpkins and gourds.

Decorating with Pumpkins

And it really was that simple.

How about you?  Have you updated any of your summer planters for fall?

Thanks so much for reading.


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7 thoughts on “Fall Decorating: Updated Kitchen Garden”


  1. I love this whole idea for a planter, Laura and it looks so pretty in the summer and fall. I stuck old plates in my flower beds this summer but have removed them already. I have never used kale in my gardens pots but always buy 2 large mums for the front porch. I haven’t seen much kale for sale around here. Have a great week!

  2. I love everything about this. I just might have to steal your idea! I too bought kale for the first time this year. It really is pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love your old door in your yard. I also have one in my yard that i got hubby to but up this year. think i will move it closer so i can enjoy it from the living rm windows. I cant find kale around here .I guess i need to buy it in spring and make up pots for fall display. You can buy pots made up but are pricy and not always what i want in them. Enjoying your post. Have a great fall day.