22 beautiful fall planters & outdoor fall decorations! How to plant colorful front porch fall flower pots with mums, pumpkins, kale, & more!
Fall is such a special time of year. We can’t help feeling inspired by the colorful foliage and pumpkins, the abundant harvest, and the festive Halloween and Thanksgiving.
One of the best ways to celebrate autumn season and Thanksgiving is to create some beautiful fall planters on the front porch!
Today we will explore some fall decorations and planter ideas using Mums, pumpkins, kale, and other ornamental plants to create stunning outdoor fall flower pots!
Group 1: Using Ornamental Kale to Create beautiful Fall Planters
Purple fountain grass and bright colored peppers look amazing here with kale in fall planters.
Ornamental kale looks like a giant flower and grows beautifully in cooler fall weather. ( Above image source lost, please let me know if you find it! )
This planter above with conifers makes an easy transition from fall to winter and Christmas decorations by simply replacing the kale with red berry branches!
Group 2: Fall Front Porch Decorations with Mums and Pumpkins
Mums and Violas are both great fall flowers for pots because they bloom beautifully in cool weather.
Add some tall grasses, kale, and tuck in a few pumpkins to create gorgeous fall planters easily.
We don’t even have t plant a fall planter! The above autumn container decoration is made with a rustic galvanized tub filled with colorful berry branches, straw, pumpkins, and dried corn. Such a beautiful celebration of fall harvest! ( Source lost, please let me know if you find the original source!)
Another favorite: Lucy at Craftberry Bush created such beautiful fall decorations with planters and pumpkins on her front porch!
Group 3: Yellow Daisies in Fall Planters
Daisies, Sunflowers, Black-eyed Susan, and Marigolds are all great fall flowers for pots. Their orange and yellow colors are lovely for fall decorations and container gardens. ( Sources for both above and below images are lost, please let me know if you find the original source, thank you!)
Mix these flowers with tall grasses, blue and purple kale, and other fall decorations accents like berries, cat tails, or pumpkins to create beautiful fall container gardens.
Group 4: Purple and burgundy colors in Fall Planters
In addition to fall flowers, there are many beautiful foliage plants and dried seedpods which are great for fall decorations.
Puple Kale and fountain grass with mums and Creeping Jenny in a classic urn.
Kimberly at Serendipity Refined always creates such beautiful fall decorations by her front entry!
This artistic fall container is planted with Purple Pixie Loropetalum, ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina, ‘Fireworks’ Pennisetum, and ‘Alabama Sunset’ Coleus.
Coleus is such a great colorful plant that is so easy to grow and propagate!
Purple Sweet Potato plants and Purple Huecheras look great with golden mums and orange pumpkins!
Create a dramatic fall display with bold foliage plants such as purple rubber plant and Crotons in first set of bowl planters, or Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’, Loropetalum ‘Plum Delight’, Rudbeckia, and Zinnias in second set of planters.
Group 5: Gorgeous Fall decorations in Urn Planters
Create stylish fall decorations with elegant urn planters, mums, pumpkins and kale!
Wine-red coleus, golden Japanese Forest grass (Hakonechloa macra, zones 4 to 9) and lime-green sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas, zones 9 to 11) create a dramatic display.
Below is a video tutorial on how to create your own decorative fall planters.
This artistic autumn arrangement below is made with Hydrangeas, Eucalyptus, and Physalis alkekengi (aka Chinese Lanterns ).
One more reason to plant Hydrangeas!
Group 6: Halloween decorations in Planters
When it gets closer to Halloween, you can transform your fall decoration planters into Halloween planters easily by adding some painted black branches, a Halloween sign, or other decorative elements!