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How To Make A Pumpkin Planter

Start at Art’s Nursery by choosing the perfect pumpkin at our Urban Pumpkin Patch, your favourite fall flowers, succulents and grasses to create your very own pumpkin planter at home. This Fall DIY is a great family or friend outing, foraging live pieces to bring together a festive fall centre piece. These pumpkin planters are beautiful featuring live plants but can also feature cut flowers and foliage as well! By placing a small mason jar inside of your pumpkin, you can feature live flowers inside. This is a great way to feature the last of your fall garden inside your home.

Do keep in mind, once the pumpkin has been cut they will last about 3 days. If you keep it in a cool area and line the inside of the pumpkin with a plastic pot or Ziploc bag, it may last a little longer. This beautiful Fall creation is fully compostable and the live plants featured inside can be pulled out after and repurposed in your Fall and Winter planters.

Create Your Pumpkin Planter with Art’s Nursery:

1. Visit our Pop Up Pumpkin Patch and pick the perfect pumpkin. Consider a pumpkin that will allow for a wide opening at the top so you can fit your plantings inside.

2. Choose a colour theme when selecting your plants, grasses and/or succulents with an eye to where they will be placed in your pumpkin planter when it comes time to assemble it.

3. Some festive Fall colour combinations to consider with a classic orange pumpkin are

a. Silver, Blue Gray (succulents)

b. Chartreuse Green and purple (carex everillo grass and pansies)

4. Some festive Fall colour combinations to consider with white pumpkin are:

a. Dramatic black mondo grass with succulents

b. White and red berry winter green with black mondo grass or bud blooming heather

5. Cut open your pumpkin, remove seeds and inside stringy flesh, place dirt in pumpkin, transplant your fall plant features.

These are fall design ideas to get you started. We encourage you to get creative and choose your own colour and texture combinations with live or cut flower combinations and send us a picture of what you put together!

Laurelle Olfdord-Down

Laurelle Olfdord-Down

Laurelle is a certified horticulturalist and Landscape designer. She is currently an up and coming apple guru, growing over 120 cultivars which explains her passion for edible garden design. Laurelle works part time for Art’s Nursery. You can also interact with her through Art’s monthly newsletter, our blog and our gardening channel on YouTube.


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