Here’s the thing about fall color–while it’s a bonfire of intense red/orange/yellow, it’s also the season for deep purples, wines, rusts, browns, golds, and many shades of green.
So, with that in mind, here are a few ideas for color combinations to consider when designing containers to take you through the season. We’ve included some ideas about which goes well with specific house colors. Put the color chip trios against your house and see what works.
Each of these specific plant combinations will work perfectly in a large (18″ or above) container and, because they’re perennials or evergreens, will come back year after year. That said, try not to be too concerned about finding these exact plants, and instead see what your garden center has in similar hues. The idea is to play with plants to see what thrills your eye. We’d love to see how you decorate your outdoor spaces for fall. Pictures, please!
Still love the trad fall colors? Classics are classic for a reason! When those flowers are kaput, the conifers will still look great.
Warm pinks, cranberries, and coppersbring a soft heat to the fall landscape.
While any color of house will work, if yours is white or grey, this combo will shine.
For a casual look try this combo in a wooden barrel; for an elegant sensibility, consider a large, upright urn (green, black, or white).
Take it over the top by tucking in branches of dried pink or white hydrangeas.
So, those are just a few ideas for color combinations (and options other than mums and cabbages–hey we love them, but fall offers so many amazing plants!) for you to play with. Get to a garden center, grab a cart, and start mixing and matching. We’re 100% certain you will leave with a grouping that you LOVE! If you need more suggestions for a specific site or need a landscaping solution, please do leave a comment below. We’d love to help (seriously, we live for this stuff).