Maximum Living Fall Container Planting


Maximum Living Fall Container Planting

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While the days get shorter, and the autumn sun casts a different light, add a statement of color to your yard. A beautiful potted container is sure to brighten every fall day!

From winter pansies and violas, to mums, sedum, peppers and rainbow kale, fall is an inspired time of year to create a kaleidoscope of colors to accent your home.

I always like to start by creating a “statement” container. This is a container with carefully chosen plants that will introduce the color palette for the season. Plant size, color, texture and form are all important elements to consider when choosing your plants.

Although most plants you find at the nursery during this time of year will all go together, with a little bit of thought, you can organize your plant choices in a way that will give even more impact.

Do something different; try planting a container in shades of monochromatic colors, such as all greens or reds. Or with contrasting colors. Add interest with berry branches, twigs, or even small pumpkins and gourds.

And for my best planting tip for fall… Use an artist’s color wheel for help with choosing complementary colors. Most people only use this handy tool for painting, but I also look at my garden as a color palette. Understanding the basics of Color Theory will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.

You can do it!

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