Recipe for the Perfect Fall Planter

by | Aug 2023

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Autumn is a beautiful time of year, with the leaves changing colors and the crisp air providing a refreshing change. It is also the perfect time of year to get out and refresh your outdoor planters. Here are five tips that will help you create the perfect planter:

Shifting Seasons:

Fall weather can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to consider your environment when planning your fall container. Choose plants that are hardy enough to withstand the fluctuating temperatures. Also, choose a container type known to withstand cool weather, such as metal, concrete or wood.

Filling Your planter:

When selecting plants, consider the colors and textures. Use autumnal plants like mums, ornamental kale and grasses. You can also incorporate colorful foliage plants, such as croton or coleus. Finally, add something trailing, like an ivy, to create a cascade effect. Consider incorporating fun seasonal accents, like pumpkins, gourds or cornstalks. Don’t forget that you can also include pinecones, acorns and berries that will make the transition to winter smooth.


Finally, it is essential to maintain your fall planter to keep it looking its best. Water your plants regularly and fertilize as needed to promote healthy growth. Done right, outdoor fall planters are a perfect way to embrace the beauty of the season.

Shelli Erck is the owner of Hudson Flower Shop. Find more at


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