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Southern Farmhouse: Charming Fall Front Porch

October 05, 2020

 Thank you for joining us today for our World of Octobers blog hop. We are eleven bloggers who are happy to have you join us as we celebrate one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year! We are scattered all across the country and are bringing you a variety of decorating styles, holiday ideas and glorious wonderful Fall inspiration! Just keep scrolling to get to all of the links at the end of this post.





If you are here from  Kelly from at The Tattered Pew thanks for continuing the Worlds Of October Blog Hop!

Charming Farmhouse Front Porch

I am personally delighted to be sharing this very Charming Southern Farmhouse Fall Front Porch. This is the home of my daughter, Rebecca; from Becka Kiss Photography. Thank you Rebecca for sharing your lovely new home with us! She is a busy Mom of three youngsters. She's always had a keen eye for design and color. She delightfully styled this most welcoming Southern Fall Farmhouse porch with a neutral color palette combined with pops of turquoise and orange to incorporate a bit of  Florida with festive Fall inspiration.


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In order for a blog hop to run smoothly there is a very organized and creative blogger behind the scenes. Thank you to Cecilia from my My Thrift Store Addiction for organizing this one, we appreciate you! 



Sunny Skies

These last few years I have had the opportunity to live in very different regions of the United States. From Texas to Colorado and now the panhandle of Florida.

While the actual moving has not been all that pleasant,๐Ÿ˜‰ we have at least been able to lightened our load!




Best part of all this moving here and there are the wonderful folks we have met and the new friendships that have developed along the way.

We  have landed in Florida and we are very thankful to be living closer to our daughter and her family while soaking up some beautiful blue skies, and emerald green waters.

 

Stack varying sizes and textures of pumpkins and gourds.

Planting, Soil and Climate

Without a doubt our climate in Florida is very different from Colorado and to a degree even Texas. We have a beautiful mix of Palms and Oaks and a very special treat for me is seeing the Spanish moss clinging to the Oak Trees.


 Our last frost dates are between March 21-31. I really can't quite imagine a frost at this point, but who am I to say! Our rainy season is from May-October and I can say that we did get a ton of rain. We have our own official state soil called Myakka-it varies from clay like to sandy.



USDA Planting Zone

We left the beautiful Rockies in Colorado behind with a planting zone of 5b for the luscious Florida Panhandle which is humid and subtropical. This humidity wrecks havoc with my hairstyle, but goodness gracious my dry skin is in seventh heaven!

Our USDA planting zone is 8b-9a so we can really grow alot of good things! Penta, Basil, Lantana, Salvia, Plumbago and beautiful magnolias grow everywhere!  I'm currently working on a Holiday Magnolia wreath tutorial that I'll be sharing real soon.



Living in this planting zone, I will be able to garden in the Winter! You know me, I am really happy about that๐Ÿ˜Š

Beautyberry...is a beauty!



The American Beautyberry frames my morning walks and can be found in the woods, moist thickets, swamp edges and coastal woodlands. The seeds and berries are important foods for many bird species, especially the Northern Bobwhite.

 


DIY Charming Fall Wreath



I love, love Rebecca's Adirondack chairs front door and the shade of blue.

Mix varying shades of Blue For A Charming Fall Front Porch





I am smitten with the burgundy red mum placed in the red flower pot, adds such a rich pop of color.



Marigolds and Mums

Charming and economical additions for any Fall porch are mums and marigolds. Their bright and sunny colors add just the right splash of happiness.



Of course we have the beautiful Gulf and equally stunning waterfront communities.


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  1. Jemma, your photographs of your daughter's charming fall porch are absolutely lovely! I love the vibrant colors! Thanks for joining us! Pinned & I'll be sharing on IG. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you Cecilia for assembling us all together. I enjoyed visiting all of the other bloggers and feel so inspired to get cracking on my own front porch! Happy Autumn to you sweet Lady.

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  2. Your front porch looks so pretty! It was so nice to meet you here! Enjoy your day! xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you so very much! This was blog hop that was filled with so much inspiration!

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  3. What a fun hop. Love your daughters touches of aqua! Great color combo with orange for fall!!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann,
      Rebecca had fun decorating her new farmhouse with this color combination. They moved to Panama City in March of this year. Thank you sweet friend!

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  4. Such a beautiful way to celebrate Fall, Jemma! I love all the bright and cheery colors you shared. Your daughter's porch is fabulous and looks like such a relaxing spot to enjoy the season. Hope it's a special one, CoCo

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    1. Hi Coco,
      I sure enjoyed this blog hop with you and discovered that we both live in Florida too! Rebecca had a great time decorating her new Farmhouse Porch. Thank you very much.

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  5. Your daughter's photography is gorgeous. What a beautiful porch for fall. Hope you are doing well with living in Florida now. Think about you often sweet friend. Hugs.

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    1. Hello Sweet Friend,
      We must catch up. Seems like with the move and Rebecca's surgery and her recuperation the Summer got away from me. She is back to decorating now and take photos too, so thats a great thing. Thank you so much!

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  6. Definitely a very charming fall front porch! I love all the cheerful colors and the pumpkins and mums! What fun to see the different fall climates across the country. Great to hop with you!
    Shelley

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    1. Hey Shelley,
      I have so enjoyed this hop! We were able to travel for Fall without leaving our homes. So much inspiration from everyone! Thanks for the sweet comment too.

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  7. This is such a beautiful front porch!! I'm so glad that I've connected with you through this blog hop!! I can't wait to see more of your beautiful posts! XoXo Aliya

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    1. Aliya,
      We all enjoyed this blog hop so much! It was a treat to see what our friends across the country are up to. Thank you so much for the sweet comment too!

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  8. Hello dear Jemma! A porch as such is the perfect stage for Autumn fun. You have certainly learned a bank of garden knowledge having had the opportunity to live in varying climates as well as being a well-traveled blogger. I can't wait to hear more about your discoveries!!

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    1. Hello Dear Friend,
      Looking forward to our chat on Wednesday and catching up. I have had some glorious travel opportunities and they are always inspiring. It is good to stretch oneself.

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  9. How fun that you got to post your daughter's front porch! Sounds like you have lived in quite a few different climates; I can't imagine getting used to the gardening differences between CO and FLA! But being near the ocean must be glorious:) Fun hopping with you!

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    1. Hello Lora,
      Wasn't this so cool that my daughter shared her fun and young porch with us! She is a great gal and definitely has a flair for color and decorating.
      Great to hop with you!

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  10. Jemma I love your daughter's front porch! It's fantastic! How different that must be to switch gears with gardening climates! xoxo

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    1. Thank you very much, I will pass on the lovely compliment. Yes, I am still working on changing gears for gardening! Definitely challenging! Lol:)

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  11. Such a pretty porch. Great photos. Love the pops of color. I hope you are all settled in your new home. xo

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    1. Dearest Linda,
      Thank you very much for the kind visit and well wishes too!

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  12. Jemma, I SO enjoy reading your descriptions of your clime and surroundings. You are always so positive in your take on life in general, it's a real treat to read your enthusiasm conveyed. Rebecca's porch is beautiful. I also love the blues she chose and the pops of oranges & reds, and her wreath! Beautyberry is also native here in WV and it is so gorgeous! To see all those plants you mentioned most of the year - plumbago, lantana, basil, penta - those were all May through October for me. I bet you are loving the change, especially being near Rebecca and the grands. Thank you for sharing! Happy Fall!

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    1. Hi Rita,
      Beautyberry is a new experience for me and I understand that jam/jelly can be made from them. Gardening in Florida will definitely be a learning experience and with the amount of rain that we get within a few hours this may present a challenge. But, it'll be good for me to stretch my gardening skills! Thanks for the visit.

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  13. Your daughter has a beautiful porch decorated for fall. Happy Fall Jemma!

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    1. Hi Julie!
      Thank you so very much, I'll pass on the sweetness.

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  14. Fabulous! Looks like your keen style & eye for design has rubber off on Becca & your girls! How fabulous! Both of your homes are stunning! Wow!

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    1. Hey Laura!
      Thanks for visiting and the all the upbeat encouragement and kindness!

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  15. Love it Jemma. Your color combination is so vibrant and happy. Perfectly fall! Enjoy that beautiful weather!

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  16. What lovely porch greeting your daughter created! Your description of where you live now sounds so perfect! We almost moved to Florida back in 1979 near the Indian River/ Melbourne area. Ultimately we decided it was too far away from family But a part of me always wanted to try it!

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    1. Liz,
      If you have moved to Florida you really would have missed out on your stunning gardens. I will be growing here, but not at the magnitude that you do! Every year, I ooh and ahh over your greenthumb and gorgeous gardens! Thank you for the sweet visit:)

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  17. Your daughter's front porch has just the right touch of fall. I've not been able to leave a comment on your blog forever so long but hopefully I've worked out a way to communicate once more. I too am now in Florida after moving from New England but on the east coast (the Treasure Coast) and definitely know how different gardening is for both of us. Many wishes for a happy new life. Karen (Back Road Journal)

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    1. Karen,
      So great to have you pop in, I really appreciate the visit. Florida is a lovely state and the growing season and species of plants is very different for us both. I know I have a learn curve ahead of me.

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  18. Jemma your daughter’s porch is beautiful! I love her blue front door and how well it goes with the fall colors of her pumpkins and mums. What a treat for you all to live so close to each other now. I bet you treasure your time together! Happy Fall!!!

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    1. Oh we surely are enjoying spending time together. She likes to garden as well so it's fun for us to chat about what to plant next! Thank you for the kindness!

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  19. Welcoming front porch and I love the calm colors... That area looks nice and sounds calming. I could visualize the Spanish moss and believe gardening is going to be a great outlet... You're already a fantastic gardener and this area will help you grow even more and I'm looking forward to watching that unfold. Those magnolias are another added perk and when you mentioned the Bobwhite's - well I just smiled... Moving builds character - staying in one place for a long period of time is overrated. Continue being a blessing to others because you have a wonderful heart to share with others. Love ya- Carole

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    1. Carole,
      What a dear and precious friend you are. You have blessed my life time and time again and I look forward to the day when we can visit again in person. Thank you for the encouragement and kindness.

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  20. Your daughter has a beautiful home -- love the porch and door and steps, especially. It's so very festive. Aren't pumpkins the best? It's good to see you posting!

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    1. Hello Jeanie!
      So lovely of you stop by. It is always great to catch up with our blogging pals. Thanks for the kindness and friendship.

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