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Bring the Harvest to the Table with These Centerpiece Ideas

Lucy Mercer
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Harvest Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Fill your table with the colors and textures of the season when you entertain this fall. Autumn’s palette of oranges, reds and yellows with touches of green can enhance your indoor spaces.

In the Garden Center, look for blooms in your color palette, like marigolds and mums. Pop the flowers right in their plastic planters into terra cotta pots for a rustic, garden fresh display on a buffet or side table.


Harvest Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

For a more formal display on a dining room table, fill lanterns with leaves and candles. Place a colorful miniature pumpkin at each place setting. Look for worry-free LED flameless candles to enjoy the same warm glow of a live flame.


Harvest Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Place decorative elements such as twig pumpkins and lanterns on a burlap table runner and embellish with live goods such as mini pumpkins and apples. This is your opportunity to use pumpkins grown in your garden


Harvest Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Reach for your pruners and head out to the garden for some greenery like ivy or jasmine, or evergreens like magnolia and pine. Put the last of the tomatoes, growing green on the vine, alongside fruit like pears, persimmons, clusters of grapes, even pomegranates, to add natural warmth to your table.

Dried peas from the pantry make for a handy base for candles in hurricane lamps and glass bowls.


Succulent Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Long-lasting and low-maintenance succulents are a natural choice for a harvest centerpiece. Choose different sizes of your favorites, like echeveria and hens and chicks. As you shop for containers, consider copper for a formal look; galvanized metal for a shabby chic effect.

Tip: When using deep containers, fill the bottom half with extra pine cones, packing peanuts or empty plastic bottles. Place plants on top, filling in with peat moss and spreading vines like creeping myrtle.


Succulents and Pine Cones for Fall Decor | The Home Depot's Garden Club

For a budget-minded centerpiece, begin with succulents. Wrap each pot or individual plants in pieces of sphagnum moss and drop into inexpensive terra cotta pots.


Succulent Centerpiece | The Home Depot's Garden Club

For more tablescape inspiration, see Ideas for Harvest Centerpieces with Succulents

Photos of succulents by Laura Mercer.

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