Colorful Ideas for Fall Flower Containers

Pansy flowers blooming

Idea #2: Choose Cool Weather Flowers

Pansies, violas, and snapdragons are favorite annuals for the fall garden; and hardier varieties might even hang on through the winter and get a second wind in early spring. They’re often mixed with shorter-blooming perennials such as chrysanthemums, asters, heather, and anemones. When choosing flowers for containers, look for ones that are hardy to a planting zone or two colder than yours, since the soil in containers is colder than ground soil.


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  • New Port Richey Florist Says:
    August 29th, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Love the idea of fall flowers; so colorful. I libve in the south so the weather does not change to dramatic here, do you have any suggestions for Florida Fall gardens?

  • Dolly Says:
    September 26th, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for fall ideas. I love container gardening especially this time of year, trying to keep that summer color going year round. I live in a very rural area with acres of foliage around me, so whatever isn’t growing in my garden I usually find in the woods to decorate my landscape. I generally use all natural foliage every time I decorate in and outdoors whether its a front door decoration or a small container indoors. Again thank you for some ideas on container decorating, I look forward to your next newsletter. I wish I had discovered your site earlier. And just a suggestion I really liked your cover photo of container decorating but had to guess what flowers they were, listing them would have been made it easy to figure out what they were.

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Colorful Ideas for Fall Flower Containers