Happy Fall guys! Sadly, I haven’t made it to the pumpkin patch yet, but I did take a trip to one of my favorites places – the plant nursery!
I usually have a kid or two in tow so it’s a bit of a drag for them (and eventually me) when I want to stay and they want to leave (or climb on something). I always feel rushed. My dream one day is to grab a coffee and walk slowly around and around gathering up garden ideas and plants. Lol.
Back to the real world though.
I’ve had this galvanized planter on my front porch sitting empty. It looks really sad and lonely so I decided to take care of it once and for all. So, here’s a simple fall planter idea for you. This will be the easiest planter you’ve ever created. Promise!
First, here is my sad, lonely planter. I picked up two steel tubs on Amazon. They are not technically planters, but they work perfectly and they are a pretty good size (I have the 10.5 gallon). They have a lot of different sizes though depending on what you need.
Now, here’s an old fall wreath that I had lying around. You can also use a fall leaf garland for this. It just happened to be the perfect width to fit inside my planter but even if yours is overlapping – I think that looks even better!
Here’s a close up of the wreath…
I purchased one fall plant in a pretty maroon color – this is called Heuchera Mahogany. Heuchera Coral Bells is another great fall one. But you could use anything here – a mum would be pretty too. Use what looks best with your wreath/garland.
Finally, I bought a few tiny little pumpkins. I am a sucker for the white ones but I mixed and matched here. These were only a dollar each!
Ok, so moving right along. I think you know where this is going. 🙂 Place your wreath or garland in the planter first. I fluffed mine a bit to make the leaves stick out more naturally.
Here’s a close up for ya…
Then, you want to place your plant in the center. (Hint: I didn’t even plant it. ) I wanted it to be higher in the center anyways and I can water it right in its planter here. The pumpkins will cover the base for the most part. Here’s what it looks like at this point…
Now, just place your mini pumpkins around the base to cover the container.
Done! You have the easiest fall planter ever. This is an explosion of fall colors but the possibilities are pretty endless. You can also choose more muted tones which I might try next.
So much happier in that corner now. 🙂
Alternatively, skip the plant and just fill it with pumpkins, large and small! I like both versions equally.
I hope you guys like this simple fall planter idea to start the season! It’s a good way to use what you have around the house but it also doesn’t cost a lot if you are buying new and it takes minimal effort. A great way to dress up the porch. And don’t forget about the inside of your home too – try a beautiful Fall flower arrangement.
Have a wonderful Fall day and thanks for reading.