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Fall Planter Refresh Ideas

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Refresh summer containers with fall plants such as mums, grasses and kale. Find ideas for creative plant pairings that will add interest to your fall décor.

Fall Container filled with purple fountain grass, lantana, pansies, sweet potato vine, dusty miller, bergenia.
Mums, kale, rice flower (Ozothamnus) in a concrete planter.

These bold mums could easily stand on their own, but it’s more fun to put them in a creative partnership. In this case, they’re perfectly partnered with a frilly Russian kale and a wiry rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Radiance’). The contrast in texture brings added appeal.

Mums and purple fountain grass in an outdoor planter.

Ornamental grasses and mums go together like peanut butter and jelly. A simple arrangement, like the mums and purple fountain grass here, works best when you need something that pops from a distance.

Urn planter filled with mums, purple fountain grass, coralbells (Heuchera) and ornamental kale.

If the pot is large enough, add more than mums and grasses. Here, burgundy coralbells (Heuchera) and ornamental kale join pink mums and purple fountain grass.

Calibrachoa, or Million Bells, in a planter on a table.

Calibrachoa, or Million Bells, makes a good container plant in summer and fall because it tolerates hot and cold temperatures. This arrangement features three varieties of calibrachoa: ‘Can Can Purple Star’, ‘Can Can Dark Purple’ and ‘Cabaret Deep Yellow’.

Container with purple fountain grass, lantana, pansies, sweet potato vine, dusty miller and bergenia.

Let your inner artist come alive with a dramatic container highlighted by a willowy ornamental grass. Joining the purple fountain grass are orange lantana, yellow pansies, burgundy sweet potato vine, silver dusty miller and a green bergenia turning color for fall.

Mums in large urns surrounded by Miscanthus and Knock Out roses.

Fall containers aren’t just for decorating porches and patios. They’re great for filling spots in the garden where summer plants have faded. These potted orange mums are in large urns that raise them above companion plants for better viewing.

It’s fun to create vignettes featuring fall containers and accessories such as pumpkins. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

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