8 fall container gardens
Bright grasses and colorful leaves bring seasonal splash to your porch or patio
Cluster containers of different shapes and sizes in threes or plant a single pot with three kinds of plants, for the best-looking displays.
This theme: Wine punch
Pops of icy blue in cooling contrast with warm combos of bright pinks and deep purples.
See how to get the look for this theme and two others.
Use a 1-gallon plant. Sunset climate zones 7–9, 14–24.
Use three plants from 4-inch pots. Zones 8, 9, 12–24.
Use a 1-gallon plant. Zones 8, 9, 12–24.
Use a 1-gallon plant. Zones 7–9, 14–24.
Use a 5-gallon tree. Zones 2–24.
Use two 1-gallon plants. Zones 1–9, 14–24.
The mounding perennial grows 2 feet tall and wide. Use a 1-gallon plant. Zones 1–9, 14–24.
Use two 1-gallon plants. Sunset climate zones 8, 9, 14–24.
B. Libertia peregrinans Stiff, narrow leaves have warm tones of olive and orange; plants reach 2 feet tall.
C. Euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae This spreading foot-tall plant has rounded grass green leaves.
D. Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold' Feathery green-gold foliage glows in soft autumn light. Plants reach 1½ feet tall.
B. Heuchera 'Crimson Curls' Deeply ruffled plum-toned leaves grow in a mound that reaches about 1½ feet tall.
B. Dryopteris erythrosora The hardy wood fern’s feathery new growth blends copper, pink, and gold tones that turn rust-colored in fall. It grows 2 feet tall.
C. 'Little John' azalea Bronzy leaves make this azalea, which can reach 6 feet tall, a choice focal point.
B. Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty' Stiff branches with green leaves and red-orange berries add a playful touch to pots. It grows to
6 inches tall.