How many times have you seen hay bales and corn stalks used to decorate the outside of a home at this time of year? Pretty standard, right? When I saw a workshop scheduled at Terrain for planting pine straw bales, I was intrigued…what exactly would be done with the bales?
It turned out that Terrain designer Angela actually planted right inside the bale! I thought it was so cool that I wanted to share this week on Friday field trip.
A really great idea that can be tailored to any color scheme or taste. Start with a pine straw bale and some plants that you like or that will coordinate with the outside colors of your house…
Using scissors or something sharp, cut out spots to plant inside the bales – adding soil as your planting medium.
After Angela planted the selection of plants she had chosen, she added some green moss around the plants and a few white pumpkins (I wonder if that was for my benefit lol!) to complete the look.
Great idea, right?
Just be sure to place your pine straw bale in it’s spot before you start planting…Angela had hers on a cart so she didn’t have to worry about lifting it after it was completed. It looks great from every angle! I love the contrast between the plants and the pine straw.
I hope this will inspire you to try creating one of your own bale plantings…something a little different for your seasonal decor…thanks Angela!
If you don’t have a Terrain near you, you can easily find pine straw bales at Home Depot.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend and remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie