Fall Planters - That Will Come Back in the Spring!

6 Materials
30 Minutes

These Fall planters are so easy and the best part about them is that the plants will come back in the Spring! Here is what you will need:

  1. Containers (I used 2 for my porch)
  2. River Rock
  3. Top Soil or Container Soil
  4. Tall Grasses
  5. Wintergreen (This is a ground cover plant with red berries)
  6. Pansies

I am placing these planters on both sides of the door to this home. Make sure you drill 2-3 holes in each planter.

Fill the bottom of the container with 2-3" of River Rock.

Add the grass to the middle of the planter (for height) and then place two of the wintergreen plants on either side of the grass. Fill in the sides with soil.

Then tuck pansies around the edges of the planter. Fill in soil where needed. Then water your plant and enjoy!

Add pumpkins and other plants around if you desire!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Judy Sherley Fodor
    on Nov 9, 2019

    Very pretty but will the grass and pansies die in the cold whether ?

    • Christie Decker
      on Nov 10, 2019

      If you let some of the flowers go to seed, they can reseed themselves and come back...most people 'dead-head' their flowers so they cannot go to seed, but at the end of the season, it's a good way to plant for the coming year. In Maine, where I am, the pansies don't usually come back, but if protected, they might. And as to them living only two years, my grandmother used to bring hers in during the winter, they lived many years...just saying....Blessings!

  • I live with -50 winters. Don't think they'd survive. What do you think?

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