If you lack garden space or want to cozy up your outdoor living spaces for fall, try growing plants in containers. Learn how to design beautiful fall planters with these simple tips.
Whether you keep your container gardens simple or create something more elaborate, they are the perfect addition for small spaces both indoors and in outdoor living spaces.
First, it’s important to determine what style, color, and size containers you are using before purchasing plants. Choose larger containers because they don't dry out as quickly making them easier to care for.
Next, choose your plants. When creating an elaborate container garden, consider the container design technique: thriller, filler, and spiller while shopping. Fall annuals are a great option, but you can also use perennials too if desired.
While shopping at the nursery for garden plants, play around with different plants and flowers using this technique to see what colors and textures look best.
Make sure your container has drainage holes before planting and add fresh potting soil. Your plants need it as nutrients wash out of containers every time you water.
When the container is ready for planting, start stuffing it with the thriller, filler, and spiller planting technique. Start with taller plants (thriller) then add your filler and spiller plants to get a unique look.
While working, step back a few times to see that the container has symmetry, balance, and fullness. Fall is a short growing season, so stuff planters until there no room left in a pot to get a full look.
Follow along to learn more about fall gardening in containers.