Fall is officially in full swing! Which means it’s time to celebrate the change of the season by updating your summer planters with some warm autumn tones. Summer doesn’t have to mean the end of garden planters – with some simple, inexpensive swaps you can transition your summer arrangements into autumn cheer with one-pot plants, ornamental grass and pumpkins. The best time to refresh your planters and make the transition to fall is when the summer heat is over and the temperatures are cooling down so, let’s get to work!  

Check out the simple tips & tricks we used with our Hotel Renovo planters to get them updated for the fall season!             


When it comes to fall planters, mums the word! Potted chrysanthemums are a traditional way to add a touch of fall to your home. Mums are favorable for fall planters because they come in a variety of colors, sizes and they can weather cold temperatures. Having a hard time choosing just one? Select the mum that best compliments both your color scheme and your landscaping!

Decorative Touches

Pumpkins aren’t just for lattes! Display pumpkins, pine cones, squash, and gourds in your planters to add a splash of seasonal color and texture. Pumpkins and gourds come in a variety of colors and sizes and are a great way to transition your planters from summer to fall. You can find them at most supermarkets, pumpkin patches, garden centers, and even at your local farmers market!

Texture with Foliage 

Looking for some texture? Turn to fillers and other ornamental grasses. Ornamental grass can come in a variety of different colors and sizes and doesn’t require much attention, plus taller grass and branches are the perfect way to add some drama and height to your planters. You can also create a cascade or waterfall effect with foliage trailing down the side of your container and, if you’re really feeling creative, add other elements from nature such as branches, curly willows, cattails, or even corn stalks to achieve an authentic autumn look.      

Happy Planting!


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