Fiery Foliage and Terracotta Planters for Your Autumn Garden

Mud Mountain Blog

summer garden with terracotta pots

Orangey-yellow falling leaves, migrating birds, and the last of the hedgerow blackberries: it can mean only one thing: autumn has arrived. While it might be soon time to pack away the BBQ, the end of summer doesn’t mean that your garden should be abandoned altogether. Quite the opposite. 

Now is the time to start thinking about the change in colour of your garden and the numerous plant life you can use to create a fiery autumn spectacle in your outdoor space. And what better way to bring out the warm earthy tones of the season than with traditional handmade terracotta pots and planters? Let’s take a look at three eye-catching plants that will really make a colourful statement in your garden this autumn.


When it comes to captivating autumn colours, fuchsias are hard to beat. With their elegant two-tone pendent flowers, this hardy shrub will flourish in your garden well into the crisp days of autumn. Compact or trailing fuchsia varieties, perfect for bringing life to a large terracotta pot on your patio, will provide vivid autumnal hues into your garden and elevate your outdoor space until winter.


Chrysanthemums, or simply 'mums,' are late bloomers at the garden party, but so often steal the show with their colourful presence. Arriving in an array of colours, from deep, passionate reds to fiery oranges, sunny yellows, and pure, elegant whites, the beauty of 'mums' is not only in their vibrant palette but also in their low maintenance. Plant them in a warm, sheltered nook in your garden, and they'll reward you with a riot of colours that embody the essence of autumn—and the perfect plant for a traditional Tuscan terracotta planter.

Winter pansies

Winter pansies are the versatile workhorses of the autumn garden. These charming flowers are well-suited to all types of pots and containers, making them the ideal candidates for your terracotta vessels. Whether you opt for a single display or mix them with other plant varieties, pansies are up for the task. They flourish equally well in full sun or partial shade, adding a touch of elegance and a burst of colour wherever they're planted.

red and yellow winter pansies
red foliage

Terracotta for all seasons

Terracotta's warm, earthy tones effortlessly complement the fiery foliage of autumn. Their timeless design, evoking the sun-baked vistas of the Mediterranean, can instantly elevate the visual appeal of your garden. Each terracotta pot carries with it the artisanal craftsmanship of Tuscany, creating a sense of history in your outdoor space.

How can we help?

As we enter the new season, why not combine colourful plant life and the rustic elegance of terracotta planters? If you’d like to find out more about our terracotta pot range or would like to enquire about which planter would be best suited for your autumn garden, then please do get in touch.

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