22 Beautiful Fall Planters for Easy Outdoor Fall Decorations

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.

22 beautiful fall planters & outdoor fall decorations! How to plant colorful front porch fall flower pots with mums, pumpkins, kale, & more!

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!

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Group 1: Using Ornamental Kale to Create beautiful Fall Planters

fall container garden urn with peppers, grasses, and cabbage on front porch

Purple fountain grass and bright colored peppers look amazing here with kale in fall planters.

colorful porch fall garden pots with Ornamental Kale and cabbage plants, and pumpkins in autumn harvest season.

Ornamental kale looks like a giant flower and grows beautifully in cooler fall weather. ( Via Southern Living)

beautiful fall planter garden with birch and pine cones

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!

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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.

fall and thanksgiving decorations: pots and buckets with mums and pumpkins

Add some tall grasses, kale, and tuck in a few pumpkins to create gorgeous fall planters easily. ( Via Momcrieff | Greenlifegardens )

bright orange fall decorations for patio, porch

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!)

fall front porch decorations with autumn colors

Another favorite: Lucy at Craftberry Bush created such beautiful fall decorations with planters and pumpkins on her front porch!

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Group 3: Yellow Daisies in Fall Planters

yellow daisies in fall flower pots as outdoor decorations

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!)

front porch fall pot with colorful flowers and plants

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.

outdoor fall decorations Kale and  grass with mums and Creeping Jenny in a garden urn

Puple Kale and fountain grass with mums and Creeping Jenny in a classic urn. ( Source )

gorgeous front porch fall planters for Thanksgiving & fall decorations

Kimberly at Serendipity Refined always creates such beautiful fall decorations by her front entry!

colorful foliage fall garden plants in pots on patio

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! Check out this detailed tutorial here on how to grow and propagate Coleus!

Detailed guide on how to grow healthy Coleus: sun, shade, water, and soil requirements, and how to propagate Coleus from cuttings easily in 2 ways! Plus beautiful Coleus varieties and inspirations on how to use them in a garden. - A Piece of Rainbow
Detailed tutorial on how to grow and propagate Coleus
purple and orange fall pots and container gardens

Purple Sweet Potato plants and Purple Huecheras look great with golden mums and orange pumpkins!  ( Via wildwaystogarden.com (site expired) | The Graceful Gardener )

outdoor fall and thanksgiving decorations pots with pumpkins on front porch

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

Fall decorations in Urn Planters

Create stylish fall decorations with elegant urn planters, mums, pumpkins and kale! ( Via Stone Gable Blog)

how to plant fall container gardens

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. ( Source )

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 ). ( Via Hensandchicks )

autumn container on front porch made with Hydrangeas, Eucalyptus

One more reason to plant Hydrangeas! Here’s a tutorial on how to grow beautiful Hydrangeas and how to root Hydrangea cuttings easily.

Tutorial on how to grow beautiful Hydrangeas and how to root Hydrangea cuttings easily.

Group 6: Halloween decorations in Planters

halloween decorations with black branches and signs 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!  ( via canadiangardening | floresdelsol )

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Happy creating! See you next week!

beautiful fall planters & outdoor fall decorations! How to plant colorful front porch fall flower pots with mums, pumpkins, kale, & more!

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7 Comments

  1. I had so much fun looking through and reading your instructions all your FABULOUS Halloween decorations! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity, your talent and your “MASTERPIECES” with all of us who adore decorating…..for any occasion! I loved all your creations….thank you again for sharing!!
    Happy Halloween !!!

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