As the summer transitions to fall it’s time to freshen up your outdoor planters. Maybe they are looking a little faded and need an upgrade for the season. Choose plants for the upcoming cooler temperatures such as colorful fall pansies, ornamental kale, mums, and a new fall celosia called “Twisted Orange”. Ornamental grasses are a great choice for height.
You can build an overflowing combination of plants that please the eye and give the look of harvest abundance. The spiky edges of sedum offers textural contrast and looks even better with the first sprinkling of snow. The addition of small pumpkins or gourds enhance the fall design too. Container plantings offer an ideal opportunity to extend the season by providing color and interest to the landscape.
Don’t forget you can still plant some veggies now and harvest before the first heavy frost. Lettuce, radish, peas and spinach are just a few of the things that can be planted now in either large containers or in your garden. Some varieties of radishes will mature in about 30 days. Have some fun and enjoy the results!