Here are thirty-one ideas on ways to enjoy seasonal splashes of color. Apart from the usual suggestions you would expect for container gardens there are also ideas for incorporating succulents, mumkins and even tabletop topiary. The designs are arranged by region and the first three are described by Alison Miksch and are from the Southern Living website.
Container gardens are a great way to enjoy seasonal splashes of color. For fall container gardening, mix eye-popping blooms with rustic grasses and foliage. Here, the Southern Living gardening editors share bright ideas for bringing the shades and tones of autumn to your home. From decorative mums and pumpkins?you can even combine the two in a mumkin?to vibrant window boxes, these fall container gardens are full of inspiration.
1 of 31Alison Miksch
Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Container
While we selected fiberglass planters, you can re-create this look with any similar taupe container. When you have a neutral base, a lush arrangement of contrasting foliage and flowers steals the show. Virginia sweetspire towers over ornamental kale and cabbage, and the lime green “Flirt” nandinas add a burst of color on the left side while bold yellow snapdragons accent the right. Mums, a familiar fall favorite, are front and center. Count on these cheery containers to brighten your stoop all the way until the first frost.
2 of 31Alison Miksch
Florida and the Coastal South Regional Container
These white ceramic containers have a seaside vibe, which enhances, rather than upstages, their blooms. Flamelike bromeliads hold court atop the multihued leaves of crotons and the whimsical structure of pitcher plants. Yellow creeping Jenny at the base of each container provides a bright green pop against the white pots. While bromeliads and crotons shouldn’t be exposed to frost, pitcher plants are hardy perennials.
3 of 31Alison Miksch
Texas and the Southwest Regional Container
Texture is the secret to this handsome duo. Start at the bottom with aged concrete vessels, which give a rugged, established look. Plus, the neutral tones coordinate with the home’s exterior and allow the colors to shine. Variegated yucca provides a background for each architectural arrangement. The bluish purple echeverias contrast nicely with the yellow tones of the yuccas and the green of the sedums. A bright red kalanchoe finishes each container with a flourish. This low-maintenance display will last until the first frost. You’ll want to bring the echeverias and kalanchoes indoors for the winter.