The Perfect Fall Container Garden

Can you feel that nip in the air? No? Well — it’s coming!

Fall is nearly here and that means it’s time to break out the boots and sweaters and everything pumpkin you can stomach.

It also means it’s time to get in the spirit around the house! With all of us spending more time at home than ever before creating a fun and festive space is important. We grabbed one of our popular Square Rockport Planters and created a few fun fall inspired gardens to get you in the spirit.

Spooky Planters

Boo! This Rockport planter is all dressed up for Halloween.

Boo! This Rockport planter is all dressed up for Halloween.

Some of us are more into ghosts and skeletons than pumpkins and leaves. For those who embrace the spooky this adorable Halloween planter is perfect to adorn the exterior of your home!

All you need is a few cuts of wood, various Halloween decor, lights and a Jack O’ Lantern. You can decorate with a little whimsy like in the image or you can skip the faces and go with a black, white and orange motif with lights and solid pumpkins.

Us the pieces of wood to create height with different sizes throughout. Place items or pumpkins on top to create a dimensional look.

For lights you can find some black and orange strands at your local store or just grab some simple white Christmas lights and wrap them around your decor.

Autumnal Planters

The perfect autumn planter.

The perfect autumn planter.

You can’t go wrong with a planter decorated in a classic autumn motif. This Square Rockport Planter is the perfect blank canvas for your creativity.

You can create this with real or fake plants depending on your green thumb. To start grab some hearty greens of your choice. If you are planting something real you want something that can stand a frost. Second find two or more fall flowers that you like in autumn colors like red, orange, yellow or white. Disperse them among the greens.

If you like add in some grasses and berries to create texture. In this garden the creator added some lovely fall leaves to add a bit more color.

Colorful Planters

Love color? Try this planter idea!

Love color? Try this planter idea!

If you love fall but also love color you can easily create a container garden that embraces both! This container garden features several vibrant colors while keeping on the fall theme. A great color to choose that is a little different is purple. Purples that are deep and gem tone are a great addition to fall decor. Grab a few of your favorites and nestle them in with some hearty greens.


A great way to enhance your new container garden is to add a few pumpkins of varying size either to the planter or right beside it. This is also an excuse to get crafty and paint your pumpkins complimentary shades.


Are you inspired yet? Show us what you come up with by tagging us on your photos on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #walpoleoutdoors.





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