Easy Outdoor Fall Decorations: Think Mums!

Although I hate to let go of summer, I do love the fall season with its crisp evenings and riotous color. Today I’m sharing easy outdoor fall decorations to spruce up our new deck and pond!

Adirondack Chairs, Mums, and Pumpkins for Outdoor Fall Decorating

 

We just installed and stained our new deck a few weekends ago. I haven’t had time to consider furniture options so for now I’m using what we have on hand – along with plenty of mums!

Outdoor Fall Decorations on the Deck

 

The Adirondack chairs match some of the trim color on our house. I carried my interior purple/wine/burgundy fall color scheme out here, as well.

Outdoor Fall Decorations on the Back Deck

 

When it comes to thinking about easy outdoor fall decorations – think mums! Whether potted or planted in the ground, they create instant color. A few pumpkins here and there never hurts, especially with all the varieties available today.

Outdoor Fall Decorations by the Deck and Pond

 

What I love most about our new deck and being outside this fall is our new pond! It’s just two months old and I can’t imagine life prior to having our own water garden.

Aquascape Ecosystem Koi Pond

 

The water lilies were planted a few weeks after we got the pond. I wasn’t sure they’d bloom until next spring, but we did get one water lily!

Colorado Water Lily in Backyard Garden Pond

 

Watching the fish and feeding them is a great joy. The top two fish are golden orfes; they have a lot of personality. The white and black fish, and the golden fish are both butterfly koi. Look carefully and you’ll see the dark orange goldfish and the calico shubunkin. Not shown in the picture is our gray koi.

Koi Fish and Golden Orfes in Garden Pond

 

Fall mornings are truly magical on the deck out by the pond. Colorful and cozy throws add to the fall outdoor decorations while providing a bit of warmth.ย Hubby and I love to sit out here and enjoy a Cup o’ Joe while watching the hummingbirds and butterflies that visit.

Outdoor Fall Decorations on the Deck

 

A warty pumpkin makes me smile – I like gourds that are a little different.

Warty Pumpkin and Colorful Mums for Outdoor Fall Decorating

 

And I found the wooden horse wall art for just one dollar at a tag sale many years ago. It’s one of my favorite bargain finds.

Adirondack Chairs, Mums, and Pumpkins for Outdoor Fall Decorating

 

For me, the best outdoor fall decorations come in the form of flowers, primarily mums and asters. And of course – the view from the deck – our new pond!

Aquascape Garden Pond and Waterfall with Fall Mums

Stay tuned for more pictures of my Aquascape garden pond, fish, and water lilies later this week, along with my fall garden.

And be sure to visit my blogging friends below for more porch and outdoor decorating inspiration.

 

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Comments

  1. Just gorgeous!!! Looks sooooo inviting !!

  2. Deb Gibboney says:

    I’m so happy watching your dreams come true because you have worked so hard for them! The deck is such an evidence of God’s Love for you and His creation by placing it in your trustworthy care. Thanks for sharing and letting us be a part of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Your outdoor space is looking great. I love the pond but have a question about the fish. What happens to them in the winter? I know you’re not in a “warm” winter climate, so what happens to them when the pond freezes?

    • Good question, Pat! As long as the pond is two feet deep (which mine is), the fish hibernate in the bottom of the pond – they’re still and don’t swim around. It’s important to keep a hole in the ice so that gases can exchange between the water and the air – otherwise the pond water can become toxic to the fish. So I’ll put an aerator in it to keep a hole in any ice that might form. In the spring when the water warms, they come out of hibernation. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Beautiful! I just love mums in the fall. They are the perfect addition.

  5. So glad you now have a pond to enjoy. My pond is a large above ground pond with a waterfall. (Due to the impossibility of digging even a shallow hole in my boulder filled postage stamp sized back yard.) Even though we can’t sit and see the koi from our pergola deck, the waterfall and Adirondack chairs are still the most relaxing enjoyable spot. Do you know that Koi love watermelon? Nothing more fun than hand feeding the big ones a piece of melon – almost as fun as feeding the fish as you snorkel in Hawaii
    Love your blog

    • Hi Kat! So you’re a fellow pond owner! I had heard that koi like watermelon but haven’t tried feeding them any yet. Our pond is fairly new and I hope to train the fish to eat out of my hand. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh my gosh, so dreamy. That pond is gorgeous and I can just imagine how calming it would be to sit and sip your coffee and listen to the sound of water.

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Such a beautiful peaceful place to sit and relax, your mums and pumpkins add to it all. Happy Fall Jennifer.

  8. this looks so peaceful and perfect for Fall!! Happy Fall

  9. That pond is breathtaking!! What a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a lovely fall day. xo

  10. What a lovely, cozy space to spend a fall evening! And your pond is stunning, Jennifer!

  11. So beautifully done, Jennifer! That waterfall is the coolest! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

  12. I love your pond and Deck! And, yes, I admit it, I’m genuinely jealous. In my neck of the woods, the mosquitos are absolutely horrid. How are they by you?

  13. What a cozy and cheery deck…your pond is magical!

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