Window boxes and containers are a great way to bring in fall color to your outdoor landscape. Fill the window boxes with cool-season flowers and plants to create a vibrant design. If you don't have a lot of space, you can still grow fall beauties in containers around your home. Containers are the perfect garden addition to use in small spaces because they pack a lot of punch. They also can be changed out each season with fresh flowers and plants for an updated and stunning look to your outdoor garden.
Analyze the existing colors around your home so you can incorporate them into the fall window box.
Use a nutrient-laden potting soil that has adequate drainage. Add compost to the potting soil for additional nutrients and heat, which help the plants to flourish and thrive.
Select a mixture of fall annuals like pansies mixed with unexpected foliage plants like ornamental cabbages to add to your fall window box.
Grow a creeping vine in the front of the container or window box for an elegant draping effect to the landscape. Plant creeping thyme for a fragrant addition to the box. Use Virginia creeper along the front of a container for its brilliant red fall leaves.
Plant a dwarf evergreen shrub like Alberta spruce to the container. Create height in the container by planting a cedar shrub, another evergreen plant. Mix in draping fall blooms like orange carpet along the base of the container.
Plant ornamental grass like blue fescue and fountain grass inside the container. Add height to your containers with these cool-weather grasses that look stunning anywhere in your garden.