At A Glance: A Collection Of Fall Containers

pumpkins and gourds 2013 (39)bok choy, violas and pansies

October container 2eucalyptus, broom corn, cabbage, and kale

fall containers 019bleached sticks, eucalyptus, green and white pumpkins and gourds

Oct 11 2013 (3)chrysanthemums and pansies

burlap-sack-pot.jpgstriped gourds

white-pumpkin.jpgwhite pumpkin with white cabbage in a bushel basket

flame-willow.jpgflame willow

fall window boxa mix of fall materials

Oct 11 2013 (17)striped pumpkins and squash on grapevine

Oct 11a 021fall pots with big pumpkins and gourds

Oct 14 2011 023burdock seed heads, bleached plastic grass and peacock kale

October 19a 2013 (10)Rob’s grow-sphere with yellow pumpkins and pansies

fall-container.jpgrosemary and alyssum

variegated-basil.jpgpair of fall pots with variegated basil

planters-for-fall.jpgfall containers

fall-container-with-broomcorn.jpgfall container with broom corn, black eucalyptus, and ornamental kale

pumpkins and gourds 2013 (15)The fall season provides an embarrassment of riches in materials great for fall containers. In a pinch, faux materials can provide just what a container needs in form or color. That material may be fake, but I am a real person putting the whole thing together.  As for you-plant for fall in a way that expresses your take on the season.  I try to exercise a little good sense.  If I put the stems of weeds in containers, I try to put every last seed in the trash, first.  Dry thistle stems are gorgeous in fall pots, but those seeds will spread a terrible weed that is tough to eradicate. That said, I use the intact seed pods of butterfly weed everywhere I can, in hopes it will seed with abandon. If weed seeds must be part of the display, I will encase them on the stem with floral sealer.  I wait until the weather gets good and cool to pile pumpkins and gourds in pots.  Set in place too early in the fall, they will rot.  Outside of that, I’ll stuff pots with anything that looks good.  It makes no sense to exercise restraint at the time of the harvest, does it?

 

At A Glance: Labor Day

September 1, 2014 (17)window box with lime alocasia

Sept. 1a 2014 (1)Belgian stoneware planted with Persian Shield, polka dot plant, and King begonias

DSC_3987pink dahlias, Persian Queen geraniums, and petunias

June 24 2014 (4)white dahlias, blue salvia, angelonia, showy oregano, frosted curls grass, and petunias

September 1, 2014 (3)shade pot

Sept. 1a 2014 (16)black and limeSept. 1a 2014 (3)window box

Sept. 1a 2014 (18)shade pot

September 1, 2014 (44)window boxes at the shop

August 1, 2014 (64)boxwood, silver shield plectranthus, and variegated licorice

September 1, 2014 (48)late summer

September 1, 2014 (50)Gardening is a whomping lot of work.  But there are the fruits that come from that labor.

At A Glance: Walkways

gravel-walk.jpggravel walk

walkway along the drivewalk parallel to the drive

stone-walk.jpgstone walkwaystone and gravelgravel and stone

stone slabslimestone slabs

wood-walkway.jpgwood walk

brick-walk.jpgold brick walk

concrete-aggregate-walk.jpgconcrete aggregate walk

walkway and terracegravel walk and terrace combination

stone-walk-and-stairs.jpgblue stone and limestone

gravel-walk.jpggravel walk

stone on the diagonalstone on the diagonal

cobble walkwaycobblestone walk

stone-walk.jpgstone walkway

cobble-walk.jpgrandom flag walk

bluestone-and-granite-walk.jpgblue stone and granite setts

grass walkwaygrass walk

 

At A Glance: Great In The Shade

English trough

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shade pots

shade box 2

Keywell 2006 (7)

shade container 2014

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July 8 2014 (43)

dieffenbachia

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shade box

Sept 15, 2013 (57)

JTaubman (7)

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Sept 4 2013 (11)

Lobsinger 7-07 (3)

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sanseveria

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June 30a 2012 012So many choices.