19 Fabulous Fall Container Garden Ideas


Fall is my favorite time of year. Apples, pumpkins, and multi-colored leaves can all be incorporated into your garden décor. Orange is a major color consideration for planters on my doorstep because gourds and other festive decorations will be arranged around the planters. This gallery features a lot of planter ideas that will look great this fall.

I love the seventh option on this list. It features a bright orange pumpkin that is being used as the actual planter, and the flowers growing inside have gorgeous orange and yellow blooms that are perfect for the Halloween and fall season.

If you are looking for a larger arrangement, then the fifth option is perfect for a large garden. It is designed using the base of a fountain, but any statue or garden bench that you have in your garden will look lovely with this style. Play with the colors red, orange, and yellow to find flowers, pumpkins, and gourds that work well together. The cattails in this idea are not something that I would typically use in my garden, but they are placed in the perfect location to tie everything together perfectly.

The fourth idea on the list is also a great one. Using a large basket as a planter is the perfect idea to incorporate fall décor into your garden. In addition, if the frost comes before you are prepared for it, you can easily pick the basket up and bring the whole design indoors without needing to dismantle it. The only thing I would do differently with this idea is to add more color. I love deep reds and dark oranges in my plants this time of year.

1.Rustic Fall Foliage


Source: Graceful Gardener

The first thing that you notice in this idea is the bright orange pumpkin that is positioned right in the front center of the planter, which makes it a perfect idea for the month of October. The second item that catches my eye is the planter itself. It features a beautiful bowl-like shape that looks slightly discolored from age.

2. Slate Grey Planters


Source: Deborah Silver

The planters in this image are a beautiful slate grey. The two side ones feature lush green plants that lay over the top of the planter, and the middle one is full of purple pansies that are in full bloom. The textured design on the middle container is gorgeous as well.

3. Exotic Corner Garden


Source: Midwestern Plants

In this next idea, there is a plethora of colorful flowers that represent a fall motif. The reds, oranges, and yellows are simply stunning, and the ceramic bowl planter is perfect for adorning the raised garden edge seen here.

4. Pumpkin Patch by the Peck

Source: Knupper Nursery

Using a basket as a planter can be a great way to reuse baskets. This large planter is filled with purple and orange flowers and plants with a lot of uniquely shaped leaves. There are three medium-sized pumpkins in front of the flowers and a bit of tall grass in the back.

5. A Harvest of Gourds

source: Bombay Outdoors

This idea uses pumpkins, gourds, and shades of orange to create a beautiful fall design that would look great in any garden. The arrangement is placed in a lovely cream cement fountain that gives it height, and there are evergreen trees in the background that tie it all together beautifully.

6. Autumn Flower Peacock

Source: Midwestern Plants

The planter in this image had a lovely roman inspired design that adds a sense of elegance to the design. The plants that are placed in the raised planter are leafy variations that have a lot of autumn coloration.

7. Pumpkin Perfection

Source: Ridge View Garden Center

If you like pumpkins, then this next idea is perfect for you. The planter is actually a large orange pumpkin that is filled with gorgeous orange flowers. It is perfect for your garden during the Halloween season, and you can even incorporate this idea into a path of jack-o-lanterns.

8. Five Shades of Maroon

Source: Eclectic Products

The first aspect of this design that catches your eye is the magnificent maroon coloration of the leaves. The traditional green leaves can also be seen, and they create a contrast of colors that is out of this world. In addition, the container features a delicately crosshatched design that makes it an even more interesting idea.

9. Shades of Fall with Lavender Accents

Source: Southern Living

The idea in the next image features a potted plant that is wild and untamed. It is a stone planter that is filled with orange, yellow, and lavender miniature flowers that bloom from small narrow stems. The design looks a little outlandish, but it is charming nonetheless.

10. The Happy Scarecrow

Source: Atlantic Avenue Garden

The large clay planter in this image has a lot of leafy green plants inside it. This design would be perfect for a large garden; looking in the background a lot of other plants can be seen. In the middle of the main planter, there is a small scarecrow that will be perfect for fall.

11. A Soft Purple Hue

Source: Winter Berry Garden

The plants in the next image have leaves that feature light green tops and plum colored bottoms. On some of the leaves, you can see the purple hue from above. These plants would make a lovely boarder around a garden.

12. Flower a Plenty

Source: Mio Garden

The flower presentation in this next image is rather stunning. There are a lot of red and orange flowers that are placed closely together in rustic-looking planters. The flowers are perfectly trimmed, but the flower pots are a bit worn, which gives them a beautiful antique look.

13. Gourd your Daisies

Source: Gardening Seattle Style

The large gourd in the middle of this basket planter is perfect for the season. Fall is not all about orange colored pumpkins, and this idea shows this gourd at its best. There are also white daisies in the basket to brighten up the basket and add some contrast to the green leaves.

14. Succulent Heaven

Source: My Northern Garden

Succulents are perfect for cooler weather, and arranging them in a large clay pot like the one seen here can give you a lot of options. The clay pot is not perfect, but the imperfections in it add to the design.

15. Bringing Brightness back to Fall

Source: Proven Winners

The first thing of notice in the next idea is the brightly colored flowers, but the planter is the real prize to look at. It is a cement planter that has green and yellow accents on the surface. It looks old and weather worn, but that is part of its charm.

16. Happy Red Medium

Source: Knupper Nursery

This idea has everything. The colorful miniature blooms are red, yellow, orange, pink, and purple. The planter features a square cement style that has a smile-like design on the side that makes it look as if the plant is smiling at you.

17. A Succulent Forest


Source: The Garden Diaries

Using a pumpkin as a planter is not a new idea on this list, but placing succulents inside of them isn’t an option that we’ve considered previously. This design features an exquisite combination of plants that could be a great garden addition.

18. Ceramic Fall Planter

Source: Armstrong Gardens

Large plants are the perfect addition to large ceramic planters like the one seen in this image. The planter is designed with a soft shade of green that is perfect for most plants, especially brightly colored ones that will give contrast to the planter.

19. Entrance Guard for the Garden


Source: Lowes

This planter is perfect to place at the entrance of any garden. The design is very symmetrical, but it would be perfect beside a pathway. Brightly colored flowers with lush leaves would be perfect planted in this container.