This is a great time of the year to Incorporate different colours and textures using perennials or cold-loving annuals with autumn accents like mini-pumpkins or gourds and branches, sticks or log rounds. But before diving in, take stock of what is already in your pots and just plan to replace the summer annuals that won’t survive cool temperatures. Of course perennials can stay in your container pots, especially grasses or shrubs.
When you are ready to pick out some fall plants to fill in your pots be sure to think about creating eye-catching designs. Ornamental kale or cabbage are always winners but also consider perennials like lambs ear, sedum or hardy herbs. And of course, pop in some festive fall annuals like mums, pansies, asters and zinnias. Keep in mind your fall plants won’t have much time to fill in, so tuck them in close together. This time of year, you can either choose to stay with one or two colours for a classic autumn look, or go all out and make it a fall planter fiesta.