Autumn Seasonal Color: Capture the Spirit of the Season

Landscape design details featuring a woven basket full of squash and pumpkins.

As the seasons change, our homes play a pivotal role in reflecting the spirit of the holidays that define each time of year. From the spookiness of Halloween to the warmth of Thanksgiving — and even the magic of Christmas and winter holidays — landscapes can help set the stage for these special occasions. Adding seasonal color to your landscape can help bring the energy of the changing seasons to life, adding pops of autumnal color and new textures to your garden. Here are some popular plants and design elements to help capture the spirit of the fall season.

Fiery Flowers

Add vibrant reds, yellows and oranges to your landscape with brightly colored blooms. Some of the most popular choices for fall seasonal color are chrysanthemums, marigolds, pansies and even ornamental cabbages.

Pumpkins & Gourds

Instantly evoke the feeling of fall with the season’s quintessential plant. From classic bright orange pumpkins to pale blue and multi-colored varieties, there are numerous options that can be incorporated into your landscape design.

Leafy Greens

It may come as a surprise, but ornamental cabbage and kale are also popular choices for fall seasonal color. With rich green and dark purple foliage, these plants add depth and texture to your landscape.

Festive Foliage

The winter holiday season brings with it a sense of wonder and joy. Evergreen plants and shrubs like holly, boxwoods and juniper can be used to add vibrancy to your landscape through fall and into the winter months.

Whether you’re welcoming friends and family for the holidays or you want to give trick-or-treaters a good fright, seasonal color can help you capture the spirit of the season with a memorable landscape. Contact us to learn more about how a well-designed landscape can transform your outdoor spaces into a truly enchanting environment.