The Cold Shoulder

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

the-cold-shoulder-01October is here. Summer is fading into a memory. The trees are beginning their transformation from the green we welcomed in spring to glorious reds, oranges, purples, and yellows. Trees aren’t the only part of the garden going through a change. Your containers are going through their own transformation, but not quite as glamorously as your trees. It is time to replace your tired summer contents with bold, vibrant, colors and textures of fall. Large mums command attention and give a traditional fall look, but there are other plants that love cool weather and offer plenty of color and texture without the flowers. Purple and green kales with ruffled leaves, Perennials like Heuchera, grasses and asters provide beauty. For extra fun, color, and texture; dried oak leaves, Magnolia tips, Dogwood or Curly willow twigs, and dried Yarrow are the way to go. Don’t let Mother Nature give your containers the cold shoulder. Glam them up with the vibrant hues of fall.

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