Use Joanna Gaines’ Simple Plant Trick To Freshen Up Your Home As Seasons Change

Use Joanna Gaines' Simple Plant Trick To Freshen Up Your Home As Seasons Change

The change of seasons is an opportunity to give your home a fresh new look. Many people decorate their homes for the holidays during these times, but others also enjoy changing their decor to celebrate new months and seasons. Joanna Gaines, who stars in “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home” and “Fixer Upper: The Castle,” likes to change the plants both inside and outside her home as the seasons change. She mentions in an interview with My Domaine that she is excited about the switch from summer to fall, and will add plants with different textures to her planters to create a fresh look.

The right plants can have a significant impact on your home’s appearance and atmosphere. Changing your plants with the seasons can make your home feel new and fresh every few months, and can also bring the essence of the season into your decor. Selecting plants that are in bloom for the season and that last long is just as important as color and texture. Gaines says, “I’m currently considering which plants will survive the longest next season and which ones I will plant for fall.” Based on a photo posted on Instagram at the beginning of autumn, it appears that the Gaines’ porch is adorned with vibrant foliage in muted fall hues.

Choosing foliage for fall

Fall flowers and a pumpkin

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Decorating your exterior with flowers and plants is a great way to add texture and visual interest. Joanna Gaines says the small details can make a major impact on your exterior. “[F]ill some planters with seasonal flowers (I always include ivy),” Gaines says in an interview with My Domaine. However, it’s essential that you choose florals and foliage that will thrive during the season they’re outside. For flowers, zinnias, dahlias, violas, marigolds, and chrysanthemums will add bright colors as the weather gets colder. You can add color and texture with goldenrod and salvia, which offer taller blooms with vibrant colors.

As for more leafy plants, Heuchera offers a unique texture with deep purple and red shades. This is a great plant to use as a border filler. Other interesting leafy plants that will bring in color and texture are leucotheo, coralbells, foamy bells, orange sedge, and dwarf pine. Combine leafy plants, ornamental grass, and bright flowers in one pot to create an eye-catching display outside your home.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.