At A Glance: A Collection of Fall Pots

To follow is an embarrassing number of pictures of fall pots from previous seasons. For those of you who have seen some of these before, I hope seeing them a second time is warranted.  I actually like to look at all the fall container pictures as I am about to start the current crop of pots. It is much easier to spot what could be done better in a photograph, than looking at it in person. I cannot really explain why that is. Maybe putting a camera between me and the work enables me to step back. I hope you enjoy them.

We started the plantings in earnest today. Looking forward to the season.


  1. Lisa at Greenbow says

    You bet I enjoyed each and every one of them. I especially like that dark kale.

  2. Michaele Anderson says

    I might have use this phrasing once before about your fall containers but they are positively Rubenesque in their beguilingly generous proportions. I certainly don’t have a discerning enough eye to notice how any of them could be improved upon.

  3. Kitty Gibson says

    Deborah – You and your staff have so much talent! The autumn containers are every bit as beautiful as the spring containers and even more dramatic. All the beautiful plants that nature provides for our enjoyment put to excellent use by you all!!

  4. So beautiful! I love the color combinations, and how each one makes a statement.

  5. sarah sydnor says

    Oh my! These are gorgeous! A little intimidating for me, though. It’s challenging in my area to find such lovely containers, not to mention that lush plant material. I love looking, though. They are works of art.

  6. Such an inspiring and artful joy about your creations. Thanks for sharing them.

  7. They are absolutely gorgeous! The size of the cabbage/kale is incredible! I have never seen any that big here in Ontario. They are all definitely a “WOW”!

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Jeannine, they are the same size as the edible cabbages I am seeing at the farmer’s market now.Our grower does do a great job of bringing them on. all the best, Deborah

  8. Your store is amazing. Looking at these container designs I am curious if you ever do anything that is not symmetrical? Can you post some for a comparison?

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Lisa, I am not sure I understand your question, or what you want to compare. If you google fall containers you will see lots of asymmetrical fall plantings. all the best, Deborah

  9. Wendy Stahl says

    Thank you so much for that slide show. I enjoyed flipping thru and am inspired!

  10. Frieda Hickman says

    I enjoyed looking at photo’s and look forward to this years containers photo’s. Found kale first time this year but very small. Going to attempt planting them next year for some large ones like in your photo’s.

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Frieda, the cabbage and kale are voracious feeders. We feed them every time we water. all the best, Deborah

  11. A picture speaks a thousand words. LOVELY! Thanks for sharing them again Deborah.

  12. Jennifer Taylor says

    Each one a stunning work of art! Thanks for sharing your amazing work Deborah!

  13. Brenda Geiger says

    I love how your Kale and cabbage are so large and clustered. Just wondering if they are actually “planted” or do your cut them and insert the stem in the foam? In the past I have planted them in the pots but can’t get them as close together as you do, that’s why I wonder if they are just cut and inserted…Thanks

    • Deborah Silver says

      Dear Brenda, we plant the cabbage and kale. Our plants are much wider than their rootballs, so it is easy to achieve a full look. It might be helpful to know that they tolerate having their rootballs shaved quite well. And they are fine with being planted deep. best, Deborah

  14. Barbara Ottolino says

    Your containers are truly works of art. Thank you for sharing photos and detailed information. How do you keep squirrels and chipmonks from chewing holes in pumpkins and gourds?

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