Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening
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.
Take glorious fall color right up to your door by mixing the blazing tones of orange and yellow with cool shades of purple and blue. First, encircle a copper container with a bittersweet wreath (fresh or faux). To contrast with the orange berries, add "Lemon Ball" sedum and the regal hues of purple cabbage. Spice up the center with "Calypso Orange" ornamental peppers and "Cosmic Yellow" cosmos. Crown the look with a halo of Mexican bush sage. Stack pumpkins on the steps for additional color. Provide full sun and moderate water and the display will flourish through the fall. When it's done, just plant the sedum in your yard to continue the show.
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.
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.
What do you get when you combine the fun of a pumpkin with the beauty of a mum? A "mumkin," of course! Fill smaller gourds with containers of pansies to create a trio of trusty sidekicks.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The striking foliage of collards is a decorative choice to fill containers. Group pots to keep plenty of fresh greens at hand.
Autumn colors served as the inspiration for this striking display of lush 'Vintage Harvest' hydrangea blooms and rex begonia. Bird's nest, and silver lace ferns contribute to the delicacy of the design and serve as a vibrant green counterpoint to the muted colors of the hydrangeas. As a final touch, lacy angel vine is added to the mix, allowing it to spill romantically over the edge. The result? A beautiful indoor display with staying power.
This vintage wicker planter, snagged at a flea market, overflows with mums and foliage. For another amazing look, try these plants in a window box.
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