Bring a seasonal splash of color to your entryway by mixing and matching eye-popping blooms with rustic grasses and foliage in your fall container gardens.
Pansies and violas are the easiest way to add long-lasting color to a fall container garden. This container creates a sunny color scheme with ‘Ogon’ golden sweet flag, ‘Matrix Yellow Blotch’ pansy, and ‘Penny Clear Yellow’ viola.
The sun's lower angle causes the ribs and veins of ‘Red Gaint’ mustard to glow white to chartreuse in contrast to its deep maroon foliage. ‘Bonanza Harmony’ Marigolds bring a burst of autumn orange and yellows to this fall container, while ‘Angelina’ sedums tie it all together.
Dwarf Alberta spruce acts as a focal point for this fall-focused window box, while kales, pansies, and violas provide fall colors and textures. For a bit of romance, English ivy cascades over the sides of the box.
This explosive combo combines seasonal favorites like eye-catching purple fountain grass, ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena, and ‘Bandana Red’ lantanas for colorful blooms. Add sweet potato vines for an extra pop at the bottom. This pot will last until your first frost.
Violas are a beautiful and easy-to-maintain plant for the fall, blooming even longer than pansies. This strawberry jar features a striking combination of ‘Sorbet Plum Velvet’ and ‘Sorbet Icy Blue’ violas.
Nothing ushers in autumn like mums. Slip them between the coleus from your summer pots for a big show of color.
'Penny Red with Blotch' violas will warm any entry. Group them on your steps to add a vertical boost.
Purple fountain grass looks great in containers. Its vertical shape creates an exclamation point in the border. Purplish red
leaves and fall plumes combine well with the red coleus below. This grass and the coleus are not winter hardy in most areas,
but new plants bought in spring are inexpensive and grow quickly.
Mums are abundant this time of year and require little attention. We chose red, yellow, and orange blooms to echo the season’s warm color palette and painted terracotta pots to complement the color of the flowers.
Follow our rule of thriller, filler, spiller for a container that's guaranteed to impress. A cone-shaped, evergreen arborvitae
works perfectly as an attention-grabbing thriller. To brighten up the look of your container, fill up the pot with multicolored
‘Pandora’s Box’ pansies and have variegated English ivy spill over the sides for a dramatic visual.
A small, perfectly placed container makes a big impact in this cottage garden. Heirloom violas, also called 'Johnny Jump-Ups', hang along the top of a picket fence, a spot that's not only easy to water, but easy for a passerby to enjoy.
Use marigolds as you would mums for great autumn color. They're ideal in pots or in the ground.
If you have space to fill, 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' is a smart choice, growing 16 to 24 inches tall and wide. Its mounding, cascading form is ideal for large containers and window boxes. To complete the look, put coleus in the middle back, and flank the grouping with geraniums and angelonia.
Sunny 'Supertunia Citrus' petunia becomes the focal point of this unexpected color palette consisting of yellow, rust, purple, and red. The bright foliage of coleus mixes perfectly with the petunias.
You won't find any plants better adapted for growing in pots than succulents. Mostly native to arid regions, succulents store water in their fleshy leaves, stems, and roots, enabling them to resist drought. This pot combines 'Red Stem' portulacaria with echeveria and 'Amazon Mist' sage.
Gather two galvanized buckets. Plant the smaller one with violas and parsley. Tuck more violas and creeping Jenny around the edges of the larger one, and stack.
For a 5-minute fix, pile on the pumpkins, and nestle potted mums right into decorative containers. The mums will also pair well with boxwood, salvias, and ornamental cabbage and kale.
Add extra height to your pots with pole baskets. Line the baskets with sphagnum moss, place them in containers, and plant for a multilevel display. Here we used 'Dolce Crème Brûlée' heucheras. They sport bronze foliage that looks like just-fallen autumn leaves—without the raking!
A pretty row of boxwoods stands at attention, ready to lead guests to the door. Perfect for pots, boxwoods look good all year long and are the nearest thing to no maintenance.
Charleston, South Carolina horticulturist Tracee Lund of Potted Pleasures creates a light color palette with 'Aaron' white caladium, 'Key Lime Pie' heuchera, 'White Nancy' spotted dead nettle, holly fern, ivy, and light pink periwinkle.
A dwarf aborvitae topiary and low-growing creeping fig bring life to small outdoor spaces with little upkeep.
This mix of coleus, wire vine, euphorbia, lysimachia, and petunias creates a striking deep purple-and-chartreuse color palette.
The striking foliage of collards is a decorative choice to fill containers. Group pots to keep plenty of fresh greens at hand.
Combine the season's hottest hues in a vibrant mix of 'Snapshot Orange' snapdragons, 'Purple Pixie' loropetalum, and bright
'Penny Clear Yellow' violas. Tuck in the showy foliage of 'Sparkling Burgundy' heuchera to complete the look.