What plants can I put in fall containers?

Planting Fall Containers – When you’re Bored with Mums

Mums are the epitome of fall, not only bringing in the season but screaming its entry.

They’re quite impressive really.  Very few plants can claim that their color encompasses the entire fall color wheel and look equally great planted in formal cast iron urns or simple wheelbarrows!

But their interest is limited to flower color which makes them somewhat of a snooze-fest and sometimes you want need more than just flower color for your fall containers.  Here’s how you can do it…

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What are elderberry?

The Beautiful World of Elderberry

Plant Profile:  Sambucus

There are times when you need the perfect and unique plant in your garden.  A plant that displays a spectacular trifecta of sheer wonderfulness:  *Delicate yet sturdy flowers that turn into lovely and, in many cases, edible fruit.  *Color that shines without ostentation.  *A soft texture that belies its true strength.

Oh, you may think that this perfect plant doesn’t exist, but it does my gardening friends, and it goes by the name Sambucus.  And did I mention they are deer resistant?

When do I cut back my perennials?

How and When to Winterize Your Perennials

Pruning all your perennials down in the fall seems like it would be the correct thing to do, right?  I get it, you have beautiful fall weather, you’re already raking leaves and it just makes sense to cut down the perennials and move on with the up-coming holiday season.  Unfortunately what we want and what our plants need aren’t always the same thing.  Here are answers to some common perennial winterization questions.

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Will mums live through the winter?

Hardy Mums

The Difference Between Perennial and Hardy Mums

Mums are confusing.  We buy them late in the year, plant them in the ground and wait for their return the following season only to be left waiting and waiting wondering where they may be.

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Best reblooming shrub.

Spring Re-blooming Shrubs

Putting Sonic Bloom™ Weigela to the Test  
Every year a batch of ‘new this year’ plants arrive at garden centers across the country, some are not worth taking home and planting, despite the pretty signs and convincing advertisement, while others definitely garner a second glance.  One such plant that I would put in the ‘second glance’ category is the Sonic Bloom™ Weigela.

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