Fresh Ideas for Fall Planters

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I have been scouting around for trends and ideas for inventive fall planters (sometimes I get a little tired of mums, mums and more mums) and I think I have struck upon some nice twists for fall.

I think that there might be a trend in creating containers that have no 'color' at all. The idea is to go for a more natural approach, and celebrate and embrace the beauty of a variety of plants aging in place (and looking wabi-sabi-stunning while doing it). The container shown above is part of a beautiful garden that focuses on texture and color rather than flowers, and was designed by Kenneth Phillip Landscape Architects. (Image via Houzz.)

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Pictured above: heaths, heathers, and fruit make up this pretty mix by Tulipa Flower Shop. All are in bloom or readily available, and fall is the perfect time to plant heaths and heathers (according to an interesting nursery I just discovered that just deals in these plants).

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I'm going to try giving my containers a bit of a makeover too. A trip to a secondhand shop ought to turn up some nice old sweaters for making pretty pot sleeves. I think that any old plant will look more 'fall-ready' when it is dressed in a cozy cable-knit — right? A full set of instructions for creating them can be found here at by Stephanie Lynn.

I've collected (and am continuing to gather) some other ideas for different and interesting fall planters on a seasonal Autumn Pinterest board, if you're looking for even more inspiration.

(Images: as linked above)

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