Add A Touch Of Fall To Your Landscape

Blog Category: Gardening
September 30, 2015 by Wright Outdoor Solutions

As colors change outside from vibrant greens and rich floral hues to earthy oranges, burgundies, browns and yellows, there is no better way to capture the essence of autumn than a seasonal container. Bring the colors together in a fabulous array of textures and colors to highlight fall’s beauty both indoors and out.

The Dirt sat down with Account Manager Dennis Wilson to chat about how he goes about creating a great fall container.

I like to use some unique, uncommon selections for my fall containers. They add wonderful texture to your planters, and they provide a striking color palette. Some favorite choices of mine are:

  • Mums in yellow, bronze, purple, burgundy and white
  • Assorted pumpkins and gourds
  • Fall leaves and picks
  • Fall accents like kale, swiss chard, various cabbages, and ornamental peppers
  • Purple fountain grass
  • Orange rocket barberry

There’s no right or wrong way to put together a container – be creative and go outside the box and try new things. Here’s my process:

  1. Remove the dead and dried up plants from the summer plantings.
  2. Add in planting mix as needed. I like to start in the middle or back of the planter, depending on whether or not the planter can be seen from all sides or just a particular angle.
  3. Then, put your tallest item in to add some height to the container, whether that is purple fountain grass, orange rocket barberry or some other tall element.
  4. From there, I proceed to work around the planter, adding in plants, pumpkins and gourds for a full fall color splash.

Want help creating a fabulous fall container for your home or landscape? Our team can help you create something special with plants inspired by the season. Containers and landscape beds can host plants with a variety of shapes and colors, and our team of plant experts will make sure you have a good representation of dimension, height and volume. Remember, just because summer has closed for the year, doesn’t mean you can’t stay inspired and incorporate the beauty of the season into your home.

Click here to learn more about adding seasonal color to your landscape.