Fall plants for pots is one of the most popular container gardening ideas of all time. Why? Because it is easy, inexpensive, beautiful and if you do it right can turn into a very profitable enterprise once the leaves start to fall. For example a little less than two months ago I was visiting with my neighbor and his wife. They had just brought in their first crop of tomatoes (which were huge) and I was asked to pick some up for a few days.
So I went over and helped them set up their new plant bed in their newly built garden. It was a beautiful arrangement made with pinto beans, corn, carrots, an assortment of squash, melons and pumpkins and with just a little bit of some flowers. You see, they had their favorite fall plants for pots – tomatoes, tulips, peppers, gourds, lilies and dahlias. You can always see the beauty in those flowers, all those deep green, lush vegetables that add so much to a garden when planted in beautiful containers.
But I didn’t stop there, I stayed and picked up a few more, and ended up with almost forty pounds of assorted annuals and perennials in three foot tall pots. I had bought my potting soil mix at the nursery and it was packed for planting so there was no need to water much at all. But I did, and I was delighted with the results. The garden flowers that are now starting to bloom were very well done.
The wonderful scent from those first plantings has now spread to my plants and I am getting several cans of this wonderful stuff sent to me each week. I still have a good many planters left so I have space to plant more in the coming weeks and months. I plan to do a little landscaping this fall to further fill out the plot. I will also plant some pumpkins. I like the solid dark green texture of the grasses and I also like the rich brown color of the pumpkin.
Pumpkin planting is something that I have always enjoyed but I have never tried to plant one in a fall container. I know that I will be able to find many different types of them if I go online and look for them. I actually used a nice little square planter to plant pumpkin seeds and I placed them on the bottom of my flowerbed, along the border of my plants. I was delighted with the outcome. Now I just need to find some more pumpkin varieties to plant.
I am also going to try planting lavender this year but I am not sure how I am going to do that. My perennial plants are growing well, so that may not be a problem for me. I am going to purchase some short season annuals that I will plant next year in the same spot. If all goes well, I may end up moving these plants around in the yard, because I really enjoy having them close to my patio. If I use my current pots for my fall outdoor planters this year, I may decide that I like the look of these pots better than the square ones that I have been using.
There are several fall container ideas that I have found online. I actually chose a few different plants that I think look great in containers and planted them in the spaces between my flowering shrubs. The following article offers several additional ideas on how you can use your fall planter ideas to enhance your landscaping. One thing that you must remember is that you need to buy container grasses or container plants that are going to survive the heat of the summer as well as the cold of the winter.
In order to have beautiful blooms all year long, you need to properly prepare your soil for planting. You also need to make certain that they receive enough sunlight. The wonderful ideas in this article will help you determine what you should be planting in fall landscaping projects this year. Take some time to look at pictures of fall flowers and determine which ones you would like to plant. Once you know what you are looking for it will be easier to find the perfect flowers for your planting area.