October Container Gardening Recipe 2022

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Make an impactful seasonal statement with a Fall container garden grouping.

Try arranging three related pots in different sizes. The Seagrass Planters shown here are lightweight options made of liconfiber®. Set the largest pot in the back, with the medium pot to one side and the smallest in front between the other two. Then gather beautiful plants in Fall colors of oranges, reds, yellows, and purples. Find plants with different leaf textures, flower sizes, and shapes to create interest. You can follow the thriller, filler, and spiller recipe in each pot or pick a single plant in a size to fit each pot. The options are endless.


  1. Shrimp Plant-This evergreen year-round bloomer is perfect for a fall arrangement. Its deep red blooms are hummingbird attractors too!
  2. Petra Croton -With its multicolored leaves, this plant can say Fall by itself. It is a tropical plant, so bring it inside or cover it when it freezes. But the beautiful tropical look is well worth the effort.
  3. Alternanthera little Ruby – A zone 9+perennial evergreen, or should we say “ever purple,” will give you rich color all year.
  4. Marigold BoleroThese French marigolds fit the theme with splashes of yellow and red blooms.
  5. Chrysanthemums – also known as mums- are iconic autumn plants. After using them in your fall displays, plant these in your garden. Mums are easy-to-grow perennials that can live for years and continue to bloom. 
  6. Coleus Wicked Witch – This stunning annual with deep burgundy ruffled leaves bordered in chartreuse will add a fun fluffy texture to your combo.
  7. Summer Sunset Asiatic Jasmine – Don’t forget ground covers when looking for a spiller. This Jasmine is perfect in these pots but even better as a rich variegated alternative to the common green Asiatic Jasmine.
  8. Salvia Sally Fun– Add a touch of purple with this excellent pollinator-attracting perennial. They are heat and drought-tolerant as well as deer resistant.

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