Just because the temps are falling doesn’t mean you can’t continue to have fun gardening…
Mums, ornamental cabbages and kale, grasses, pansies, and gourds, glorious gourds of all kinds, are yours to play with.
And when you add a wild selection of fall containers for your porch or deck, the ideas are endless!
Get your porch or front entryway “fall” ready and learn how to create a beautiful fall container or two or three…
Choose your container, whether it’s a gorgeous Michael Carr AquaPot, big basket, wooden bucket or barrel, or something else “autumn like.”
After filling in the appropriate potting soil (we recommend FoxFarm Happy Frog Potting Soil), pop in some festive mums, pansies, asters or zinnias. Maybe some ornamental cabbage or kale. And remember, your thriller, filler, spiller “recipe” is still a great one to follow. Keep scrolling for a reminder on what those are…
Finally, don’t skimp. Your fall plants won’t have much growing time to fill in, so tuck them pretty close together to give them gorgeous designer look.
Bonus designer tip
Stay with one or two colors for a calmer feeling. Or go all out and make it a bright and colorful fall-planter extravaganza!
Bonus bonus designer tip
Surround your containers with hay bales and lots of pumpkins and other gourds. Beautiful!
Your Thriller-Filler-Spiller recipe
is a tall plant usually with a strong statement of form and color that is placed in the center of your container.
You want ONE of these.
is a plant that fills the space around the thriller and hides the soil.
You want TWO or more of these.
is a plant that literally spills over the edge of the pot.
You want THREE or more of these.
How about using dried corn stalks or differently stacked bales of hay to add some height? Wrap the bales with festive orange ribbons and tie beautiful bows and you’ve just upped your porch party decor.
Add a nice chalkboard greeting, a fun sign or paint a pumpkin or two.
And don’t forget your fall wreath; a happy door is a welcome door!
Visit us here at Reston Farm Garden Market and find all the pretty pots and pumpkins, as well as the fantastic fall flora and foliage you fancy!