A Beautiful Entrance: Creative Container Gardens for Fall and Winter

A Beautiful Entrance: Creative Container Gardens for Fall and Winter
{Container gardens create a welcoming entrance. Image via Pinterest.}

Creating a beautiful entrance for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. As we usher in a new season with changing leaves and new colors, I enjoy swapping out my containers with new plants and greenery. Containers are easy to create and make a huge impact on an entrance.   

{My favorite fall planter style. I love mixing in ornamental cabbage and Creeping Jenny. Image via Pinterest. }

A good rule of thumb when making a container is use a thriller, filler and spiller. In other words, create height, fullness and something coming down the sides. Consider creating a color palette when working on your planter. Foraging for greenery is easy and economical for creating fullness. Evergreens will last an entire winter season.  

{Try using rich jewel tones for fall arrangements. Image via Pinterest.)

For fall, I like to use a lot ornamental cabbage and kale, tall grasses and mums in a container. To create my spiller, I use ivy and creeping Jenny. Embrace fall’s vibrant colors by using different greens, burgundy, purples and oranges. 

{Forage for greenery for a long lasting container all winter. Image via Pinterest.}

As the colors fade and the coffee seems to feel warmer, welcome winter by gathering different greenery, pinecones, berries and twigs. Juniper and pine are perfect to mix together with magnolia. Create height with red twig dogwood and add in a few pinecones. White lights are also beautiful to mix in.

{This container looks beautiful using multiple green tones and textures. Image via Pinterest.}

A beautiful entrance for the new season creates a warm welcome for visitors. It’s easy to do by creating large statement containers. What is your favorite way to create a welcoming entrance? Share your ideas with us!


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