32 beautiful fall planters & outdoor decoration ideas for autumn & Thanksgiving porch & garden, using mums, flowers, pumpkins, kale, etc!
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 in the garden, on the front porch and back patio!
Today we will explore some inspiring outdoor fall decorations and planter ideas using Mums, pumpkins, kale, and other ornamental plants to create stunning outdoor fall flower pots!
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Fall Front Porch Decorations with Mums and Pumpkins
Ornamental kale looks like a giant flower and grows beautifully in cooler fall weather and looks beautiful for Thanksgiving. ( Via Southern Living)
Colorful urn planter for fall garden
Plant a classic urn with a colorful combo of fall flowers, purple fountain grass and Creeping Wire Vine / Muehlenbeckia axillaris. Add some pumpkins to complete this beautiful mix for fall and Thanksgiving.
If you love fall pumkins, check out these 50+ no carve pumpkin decoration ideas and these 50 easy pumpkin carving ideas for fall and Halloween!
Farmhouse autumn container garden
Fall grasses are great to add drama and an interesting layer of texture in this planter. Another fun idea is to add pumpkins on wooden skewers. Faux carving pumpkins labeled for outdoor use from the craft store are great to use as they are lightweight and realistic looking and you can re-use them year-to-year.
Dramatic foliage plants for fall containers
If you live in a mild climate, you can use dramatic croton plants in your fall planters. There are lots of fillers going on here – cabbage, small pumpkins and bittersweet stems. Moneywort finishes out the design as the spiller. Via Adorn Planters
This beautiful fall pot is planted with orange Croton, red Amaranth, kale, grasses, pansies, and creeping Jenny.
Colorful fall pot ideas for front porch
We don’t even have to 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!)
Using Ornamental Kale to Create beautiful Fall Planters
Purple fountain grass and bright colored peppers look amazing here with kale in fall planters.
Artificial plants and faux pumpkins fall porch decor
This DIY Fall Decorating Idea is so simple that it will only take you a few minutes to complete. You only need artificial fall bouquet and some faux pumpkins. Via 3 Little Greenwoods
Elegant farmhouse urn planter decorations for fall
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!
Fall patio decor with pumpkins and flowers
Mums and Violas are both great fall flowers for pots because they bloom beautifully in cool weather. Via Momcrieff
Use pumpkins in fall planters
Add some tall grasses, kale, and tuck in a few pumpkins to create gorgeous fall planters easily. Via Greenlifegardens
Plant this classic decorative pot with colorful fall flowers, edible kale, tall grass and Creeping Wire Vine / Muehlenbeckia axillaris, and a cute pumpkin.
Red flower fall porch planter
This mixed pot has a very different look with the use of red mums and purple kale.
Modern fall planters for outdoor decor
Another favorite: Lucy at Craftberry Bush created such beautiful fall decorations with planters and pumpkins on her front porch!
Best fall flowers for pots
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 them, 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.
Tall planters for front entry and porch
If you want to have some tall planters, tall urns or pots on pedestals are great ideas. Here’s an example with puple Kale, fountain grass, mums and Creeping Jenny in a classic urn. ( Source )
In addition to fall flowers, there are many beautiful foliage plants and dried seedpods which are great for fall decorations. Kimberly at Serendipity Refined always creates such beautiful fall decorations by her front entry!
Purple and burgundy potted plants in fall planters
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!
Purple Sweet Potato plants and Purple Huecheras look great with golden mums and orange pumpkins! ( Via wildwaystogarden.com (site expired) | The Graceful Gardener )
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.
Gorgeous Fall decorations in Urn Planters
Create stylish fall decorations with elegant urn planters, mums, pumpkins and kale! ( Via Stone Gable Blog)
Colorful mixed fall planter ideas
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 )
One more reason to plant Hydrangeas! Here’s a tutorial on how to grow beautiful Hydrangeas and how to root Hydrangea cuttings easily.
Halloween planter and window box ideas
When it gets closer to Halloween, you can transform your window box into Halloween planters easily by adding some painted black branches. Via canadiangardening
Just add a Halloween sign to a fall decoration planter, and replace it later with other decorative elements for Thanksgiving. Via floresdelsol
Happy creating, see you soon!