Using Your Planter In The Fall

Just because the warm days have past doesn’t mean you have to put all of your outdoor decor into storage. A great planter can be utilized throughout the year, even in the coolest months.

Fall is the perfect time to get festive and create interesting container gardens and arrangements. Though your choices on what is hearty enough to stick around will not be as vast you still have many beautiful options. Here are a few ideas to get you started…

Rustic Ornamental Grass

Purple grasses can create beautiful dimension in an autumn planter.

Purple grasses can create beautiful dimension in an autumn planter.

 

Create a rustic planter but utilizing a variety of different grasses. Grasses tend to be hearty and very seasonal. You can add a few varieties to create a lush, full look.

Some seasonal favorites include purple fountain grass, Mexican feather grass and Chinese silver grass.

Grasses look great together with a few bursts of color in the form of flowers or gourds! Utilize ornamental grasses to add a little height to your arrangements.

 

Pumpkins & Gourds, Oh My!

Pumpkins and gourds are interesting enough all on their own!

Pumpkins and gourds are interesting enough all on their own!

 

Your container garden doesn’t have to be full of things that are still growing, adding a few decorative elements can really bring it to life.

You can create a container garden that centers around one large pumpkin, add a few small ones in a lush arrangement or create a garden made entirely of pumpkins and gourds! What you do is simply add in a little grass and fill your planter with carefully selected gourds that meet your color palette. If you want add in some pinecones and acorns to give it a little added interest. While it is no longer growing it is certainly lovely.

 

Embrace Color Combinations

Who said fall flowers weren't vibrant!?

Who said fall flowers weren’t vibrant!?

 

If the weather has you in the blue cheer yourself with a burst of color! Embrace the natural hues of fall in your container garden. Flowers like mums and pansies do well in cool temperatures so if you fill your planter with those you will enjoy weeks of colorful blooms at your front door.

Pick two or more colors and lean into that combination! Add a few contrasting elements to really make them pop.

 

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