Fall Container Planting Round-Up

Fall Container Planting Round-Up

After 10 years designing landscapes for my clients, part of which includes container planting, I'd like to think I've come up with a few pretty good ideas. But I'm not alone--I happen to have a ton of talented friends who have some awesome ideas of their own! If you're looking for some inspiration for your fall container plants, check out these ideas: Genevieve Schmidt: On Gen's blog, North Coast Gardening, she shares an idea from a client for an awesome autumn combo! I fell in love with that pic; you will, too. Fern Richardson: Fern has some great suggestions for combining herbs with fall flowers over at Life on the Balcony! She's a smart one, that Fern. Christina Salwitz: I found a great fall combo on Christina's blog Personal Garden Coach--what I like about this is that it focuses on foliage rather than flowers, and can be at home both in a container or in your perennial bed! Nice to have options. Helen Weis: Helen has a thriving Oklahoma landscape design business, Unique By Design,  and her container plantings are simply stunning! Check out this fall topiary using pumpkins--I absolutely adore this idea. Rebecca Sweet: Rebecca loves ornamental grasses, just like I do, and in this post at Gossip in the Garden, she gives examples of how to use them not only in your beds but in containers, too! Lynn Felici Gallant: Lynn's container planting business, Indigo Gardens, is smashingly successful, and you can understand why when you look at pics like this one. All the things about fall planting that I love so much! Barbara Wise: This wonder woman recently completed 365 Days of Container Gardening. I love this hayrack planter full of gorgeous autumn plantings--I may have to recreate on my balcony this month!

I saw this planting at The Domain shopping center here in Austin. Love the grasses and the fall-hued flowers!

I'd love it if you posted some of your fall garden pics on my Facebook page--this is such a fun time of year in the garden!

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  1. says

    Love it! What a great round-up of container gardening ideas. Christina is the foliage QUEEN, and I love the other ideas, too. I think herbs are a perfect way to spruce up a fall planting, and grasses always make me swoon at this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Thanks for the mention my friend. Isn’t it great that we can all learn from each other! Don’t know what I’d do without the inspiration from my container gardening buddies 🙂

  3. says

    Jenny, you are too kind. This is a great post; thanks for including me along with so many of my favorite container designers across the country.

  4. says

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was diing some research on that.
    And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let
    me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Remember It is 10 times harder to command the ear than to catch the eye.”
    by Dunfan Maxwell Anderson.


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