First Look: Fall Planting Trends


It's hard to believe that September is just around the corner, but we admit that we're looking forward to the arrival of fall. To prepare our landscapes for the new season, we asked terrain designer Matt M. to share some of his favorite fall trends for the garden. His trio of plantings, shown above, have us ready to dig in and create our own autumn containers. From architectural elegance to natural style, there's something in the fall forecast for everyone. Here's what Matt had to say about his fall favorites:

1. Wild Meadow: "We've been fans of the meadow aesthetic for a while, but I wanted to put a more feminine spin on the look with a rosy palette and delicate textures.  I chose grasses in blue-grey tones, added splashes of cranberry and soft pink, and brought in some elegant architecture in the form of beautiful sedum varieties. I loved the idea of anchoring this meadow in a cool, grey trough."

2. Modern Cornucopia: "Evoking the retro use of dried and edible elements, we created a fresh take on the cornucopia with a tuteur that functions as a specimen display for the season's freshest gatherings. Layering the prettiest edibles with foraged echinacea and grasses, we placed this vertical bounty atop a simple cube planter." 

3. Floral Inspired: "Looking to the world of floral arranging, I planted this low, modern urn in a very similar fashion to how I would style a handheld bouquet: an exaggerated shape, a focused color palette, and an abundance of texture."

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