Gray, Green and White Container Gardens for your Fall Front Porch.

Fall Container Garden and Front Porch Ideas using Grocery Store Produce, Vegetables and Herbs

I do love a front porch.

Especially a big, expansive front porch that invites you to sit and enjoy the world passing.

I might not have a ‘big, expansive front porch’, but I do have a small to medium sized front porch. And what it lacks in size, in more than makes up for in the Confederate Jasmine that envelopes it.Fall Front Porch and Fall Container Gardens in shades of gray, green and white.

It is one of my favorite features of our home and one that I will sorely miss when we sell and will hopefully replicate wherever we land.

It is also one of my favorite areas to decorate with each changing season.Fresh and natural eucalyptus wreath echo the gray and greens in the fall container garden.

This week I set out to replace the sad and worn out plants that had done their job well all spring and summer. I’m still on my ‘shop the grocery store produce and floral department or Farmer’s Market’ kick that I started when I decorated the inside of my home this fall…it was so easy to carry that ‘theme’ to the outside.

Soft, neutral and natural fall container garden

Hubbard Squash, White Acorn Squash and a White Pumpkin anchor my fall container garden this year.A fall container garden with natural and neutral elements anchored with hubbard squash, white acorn squash and white pumpkin. Thyme and kale are just a few of the plants that are tucked in to this autumn container garden in shades of gray, green and white.

In full disclosure, I also picked up a Russian Sage and some wee Dusty Miller and White Chrysanthemums from my local garden store to fill in….they all echo the white/gray colors from the gourds.Hubbard Squash, Kale and Lemon Thyme are just a few of the elements of this natural and neutral fall container garden.

Mini Kale and Lemon Thyme are tucked in between the gourds.Lemon Thyme, Kale and Gourds anchor this Fall Container Garden.

What I Used in my Fall Container Garden Planting:

  • Hubbard Squash
  • White Acorn Squash
  • White Pumpkin
  • Mini Kale plants
  • Lemon Thyme plants
  • Russian Sage ‘Denim ‘n Lace’
  • Dusty Miller
  • Small White Chrysanthemum

I scored the Mini White Pumpkins and Fresh Eucalyptus for my wreath from a quick to Trader Joe’s.  White mini-pumpkins for fall front porch.

The Fresh Eucalyptus was tucked into a grapevine wreath for a bit of a ‘free form’ wreath…it works well with my more ‘natural’ fall container garden…and is also the perfect gray/green color.

Fresh and Natural Eucalyptus wreath for fall front door.

I am really partial to that seeded Eucalyptus and searched for bouquets at Trader Joe’s that were heavy on the seeded variety.

Seeded Eucalyptus on a free form wreath for your fall front door.

So, with my front porch all decked out and my home with a few natural fall touches, I think I’m done for a bit…until something else pops in my mind!

Have you started your fall decorating?

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Natural and Neutral Fall Container Garden and Front Porch Ideas using primarily Grocery Store Produce, Vegetables and Herbs with a few nursery items to fill in. The gray/green/white hues echo a softer side of Autumn.

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15 Comments

  1. Carole

    September 29, 2017 at 10:11 am

    This is beautiful saw your post on Instagram earlier. That wreath though…. simply fantastic! I ran into a wreath base yesterday while cleaning up some things – (we’re unloading stuff from storage) I may have to keep that out so I can make something like this for Christmas. Skipping fall decorating to focus on getting our home pad set up. Really enjoyed this as it’s just fun to see others create beautiful settings. Have a great weekend Lynn…

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    • lynn

      October 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Hey Carole…I’d say you have your hands full right now. I’ll live vicariously through your adventures and you can live vicariously through my fall decorating! Deal?

      Reply
  2. yuni

    September 30, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    wow, your front door area is marvelous! i would love decorating it too!!

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    • lynn

      October 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Yuni…I do love it too. I’ll miss it when we move.

      Reply
  3. Leanna

    September 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This is all so beautiful and natural. That jasmine is breathtaking I have never seen something like it , its all beautiful.

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    • lynn

      October 2, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Oh thanks Leanna…I do love that Jasmine…you should see it in the spring! Oh it’s heavenly.

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  4. Janine

    October 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Lynn,
    I LOVE your front porch decor! Your planters are so wonderful and such nice pops of Kale. I can’t find them at any of our nurseries. Not sure why that is! But, I can admire yours!

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    • lynn

      October 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Hey Janine…when I first looked I couldn’t find the Kale either, but then went back 5 days later (which was last week) and there it was…maybe it’s in now!

      Reply
  5. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

    October 2, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Gorgeous porch! That Jasmine is amazing !!

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    • lynn

      October 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      I do love it!

      Reply
  6. Maria

    October 3, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Such a lovely home. That entrance is gorgeous! Thats takes year for that trellis to grow. Pumpkins add the perfect fall decor. your home is a great fall one.
    Maria

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    • lynn

      October 5, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thanks Maria…we do love it here.

      Reply
  7. Barbara Chapman ~

    October 4, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Your front porch is stunning! So beautiful with the jasmine surrounding the front door. Perhaps start some clippings now to see what takes and have them ready {and big enough} to transplant to your new home’s front door area?? Moving is sooo hard but there’s a whole new home on the other side just waiting for your love and decorating skills!!! <3

    Happy fall, Lynn,
    Barb 🙂

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    • lynn

      October 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Barbara…such a good suggestion and a good outlook. I love the idea of taking a few clippings…a little continuity from one house to the next. Thanks so much for that idea and I hope you have a wonderful day.

      Many hugs, Lynn

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  8. Katrin

    October 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Your porch looks lovely Lynn, I love how green it is but definitely says Fall all around! Beautiful! I adore the little pumpkins in the lantern, so cute!

    Reply

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