Green + Cream Fall Planter DIY

2 Materials
10 Minutes
Create a beautiful fall display to greet guests in Green and Cream with this simple planter "recipe."
To create this planter you will need a big pot. I like the Better Homes & Gardens pots available at Walmart.

Additionally, you will need potting soil, a Lime Light hydrangea plant, sweet potato vine, pansies, plant starter food, and white pumpkins.
If you are using your planter for the first time, make sure that there is a drainage hole in the bottom. You may need to drill one if there isn't one already.

I have had this planter for a while so I removed the old plant and made a hole large enough for my hydrangea. You want to make the hole deep enough that the base of the plant that you are planting is not higher than the edge of the pot.
Put some plant starter food in the base of the hole. Follow package directions. Mine says to use about a 1/4 of a cup.
Place the plant in the hole. Be sure to break up the roots, especially if the plant was root bound (you see white roots wrapped round and round the base). You can use your fingers usually or grab a knife if the roots are particularly thick.
Add in more dirt around the plant to level off the top. Add additional plants to fill and make your planter look lush and sprinkle on more plant starter food. Water well!
I tucked in a few white pumpkins amongst the pansies and sweet potato vine. It hints to the season and looks like a little hidden treasure!
I stacked some heirloom pumpkins alongside and love this fall welcome for guests! I hope you will give this simple planter "recipe" a try!

Want to watch me make this? I made this on a HomeTalk Facebook LIVE and you can watch it here:

Happy Fall!
Suggested materials:
  • Planter   (Walmart)
  • Hydrangea, Sweet Potato Vine, Pansies, Plant Starter   (Lowe's)
Jennifer Carroll
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  • Ann Ann on Sep 21, 2017
    Will you leave the hydrangea in the planter over the winter or transplant to the ground? Or maybe you don't live where you have a winter like Michigan does.

  • Amanda Davis Amanda Davis on Sep 29, 2017
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  • Bobbi Look Bobbi Look on Oct 02, 2017
    I also live in MI and would like to know if the hydrangea can be wintered in a pot ?

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