Saturday, September 29, 2012

Freshen Up with Autumn Color

As the cooler temperatures arrive so do new plants for sprucing up outdoor containers and garden beds. We enjoy mixing hardy herbs and vegetables into our outdoor arrangements along with pansies for a pop of color.  Evergreen foliage like Heuchera (aka Coral Bells), Ajuga, Euphorbias, Vincas and more can give a planted arrangement year-round interest and striking texture and color contrast   A more traditional choice is to center a conifer in the pot and surround it with pansies and ivy or vinca for a trailing effect.  Whatever your taste, there is no need to leave your outdoor containers empty during the cold.