REMEMBER...

LIFE IS A GARDEN; ENJOY THE STROLL.

October 22, 2014

GARDEN TRICKS MAKE FOR VISUAL TREATS

Requests from my clients for Halloween decor are infrequent, as many of their homes are not exactly situated in trick-or-treating neighborhoods.  Pictured are a few entrances I designed, the focus being pretty rather than scary.
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Our mid-atlantic zone 7 region is ideal for incorporating a few summer season plants into the autumn mix.  And, while trusty mums and cabbages are readily available, fresh cut evergreens are great contenders, too.  I think incorporating them bridges the autumn and winter look together, allowing the display to read as "current" for a longer period of time.  Evergreen branches can fill pockets in your container plantings where summer annuals have succumb to frost.
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With regard to what's growing in the ground, perennials such as sedge grasses, sedum, dusty miller, yucca and euphorbia visually carry a garden further into the season.  Often sold in one gallon size pots, they are ideal for nestling into container planting arrangements, too.
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I hope this post has delivered a little insight on how to enjoy your potted plantings a bit longer.

There you have it.

Now, start planting.


3 comments:

  1. Wow, Linda, that pot with the ornamental cabbage, dusty miller, mums and evergreen is amazing! All of your displays look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! Autumn is such a spectacular time of year to play around with color and texture.

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  2. Linda, your display is soo abundant and inviting. Thank you so much for linking it up in our Wednesday party at the Fine Craft Guild.

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