DIY Fall Herb Planter

A beautiful herb cocktail garden planter – just perfect for Fall

Copper pots are so near and dear to my soul. The way copper ages is such a timeless and classic look. This fall container garden uses one of my smaller copper pots that I got at Scott’s Market, of course! I actually have a huge collection of copper pots, small, large, even crescent shaped ones. To give you an idea of the size of this one, it is 16” across. Whenever I travel or am shopping for new garden materials, I am on the hunt for copper of any kind! My kitchen is full of copper utensils and my warehouse is overflowing!

All that to say, any sort of container will do, but I will always have a soft spot for copper. In all fall and winter container gardens, I try to use an herb. Layering herbs with flowers combines multiple smells, textures, and colors. Tune in next month for a fall cocktail recipe using this garden’s plants!

What you’ll need:

  • Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Creeping Jenny
  • Dried fall grasses
  • Copper Pot

How to do it:

  1. Make sure your pot has proper drainage. If not, drill a couple of large holes in the bottom.
  2. Fill the whole pot with good potting soil. Don’t go cheap here because the quality of your potting soil will determine the quality of your plants.

3. Place the coneflower into the pot and gently break apart the bottom of the coneflower to loosen the roots.

4. Plant the thyme and sage around the coneflower. Here you can use any types of herbs, but sage and thyme are perfect for the fall.

5. I love creeping jenny because the bright green color just makes the pot pop! Nestle some small creeping jenny plants into the edges of the pot.

6. Stick the dried grasses into the pot and place them throughout the coneflowers to allow for a more natural look.

7. Lastly, we had so many adorable little pumpkins that we stuck a couple on top!

This pot takes just a few minutes to throw together and has such great fall vibes. The herbs give off the most wonderful smell and watering throughout the fall will extend their life considerably. Thyme and sage can be used in so many fall cocktails and recipes, send me your favorites through Instagram or Facebook!

Photos Courtesy of Gunner Robinson Photography