October Container Gardening Recipe 2023

Spice up your containers with a classic October combo of purple and orange.


The “Pumpkin Spice” container garden is a delightful mix of lively orange and deep purple plants. The whimsical touch of one or two pumpkins nestled within adds to its charm. This pot bursts with autumn’s warm and inviting colors, making it an excellent addition to any outdoor space or patio. The fiery hues of the Red Candles Bromeliad and Marigolds dance alongside the rich purples of Sweet Caroline Potato Vine and Alternanthera, creating a stunning contrast that evokes the essence of fall. The playful pumpkins add a seasonal flair, making “Pumpkin Spice” a joyous celebration of nature’s beauty and the cozy spirit of autumn.

  1. Bromeliad Aechmea Red Candles is a striking new cultivar known for its tall, upright growth. With adequate sunlight, it transforms into a beautiful reddish-bronze hue, making it an excellent choice for a dramatic focal point, growing up to 30 inches tall.
  2. Purple Prince Alternanthera, a vibrant heat-loving ground cover, thrives as edging in landscapes and container bases. Its striking ornamental foliage shines brightest in full sun, though it tolerates partial shade.
  3. Orange Marigolds, with frilly aromatic blossoms, add lasting beauty to gardens. They attract beneficial creatures, deter pests, and hold cultural significance in Day of the Dead ceremonies. Ideal for containers and sunny spots.
  4. Sweet Caroline Potato Vine Jet Black excels as an annual ground cover in landscapes and thrives in containers. Its adaptability suits sunny and shady conditions, with colors intensifying in full sun.
  5. Lantana Changing Times is a deep orange, red, and yellow mounding variety that, like all lantana, will bloom until a hard frost and is drought and heat-tolerant.


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