Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fresh for Fall

Switching things up a bit is always refreshing- whether painting a room a new color, re-organizing the kitchen and especially changing your planters from one season to the next. 

It's September and time for a fresh new look for fall.  Some of my plants are looking tired after performing all summer and practically whispering, "We just can't go on." And to tell you the truth, I'm getting tired of looking at them! It's just time to go. 

So the questions is what do you use for fall containers?  I'm over mums- they bloom fast and hard and then you need to either replace them or buy something new to fill in that rather large space that they always occupy. 
Click HERE to see my demonstration on
WFSB's Better Connecticut with the plants below!
Here are my personal favorites for fall:
-Flowing Cabbage and Kale: These are just as yummy in the garden as they are on your dinner plate!

-Asters: Good long lasting color and hardy perennial so you can enjoy them again next year.

-Pansies: These fragrant beauties are not just for spring with perfect fall color and frost tolerance.

-Grass: Texture, texture, texture, need I say more?

-Tri-color Sage (any hardy herbs, actually): Looks great, smells great, tastes great.

-Perennial Salvia: Like Asters, good long lasting color that pays now and for years to come.

-Coral Bells: My all time favorite perennial with uses never stop impressing.

There are unlimited possibilities for grouping these together in a container and window box.  This fall I did something different- and I'm loving it.  Each plant was given it's own individual container and I grouped the lot together for this season's fresh look! In my next post I will show you how I did it!