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Fall Flower Suggestions For Pottery



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Now that Fall has arrived what do you garden planters look like?  If you are tired of cleaning out your summer containers and leave those same planters empty all fall and winter than there are a few suggestions of fall flowers that are easy, colorful and fun to pot up.

Visiting your local home and garden center will show you many of the fall flowers that are available and ready to take hope and plant in your patio pots.  During this time of the year they are so important for providing color and texture to a garden or yard that may be looking a bit worn out and tired.

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Consider these flowers when redesigning your garden pottery for the yard, porch or patio.

Sunflowers Ė who doesnít love these cheery yellow flowers that will last till the first frost.  They can attract songbirds and are prefect to cut and bring indoors for a decorative touch.

Daisy is another cheerful and bright addition to any plant container.  They attract butterflies, also make great cut flowers for indoor arrangements and come in many wonderful colors.

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Aster is a fall flower that blooms in yellow, orange and red which means they will compliment any fall mixture of plant materials you group together in a flowerpot.  They love the sun.  Autumn crocus is similar to the spring blooming crocuses and grow up to 6Ē high.  Great when placed in the center of a garden container with smaller flowers surrounding it.  They require little maintenance and are perfect for all containers.

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Pansies are always great for fall and perfect for garden pottery.  They have the sweetest little faces and come in all shades of colors.

Ornamental Kale & cabbage have become more and more popular and are seen planted in most fall containers.  Their colorful purple and deep green ruffled leaves add aesthetic qualities that other flowers do not.  The colors of potted cabbage and kale intensifies as it gets colder outdoors.

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We hope we gave you some good suggestions on different types of flowers to pot up for fall and that you give one of them a try.  We think you will be pleased and your garden pottery will look stunning!


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Post Last Updated: 11/13/2018 12:00:18 PM 

Mum Containers For Fall



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If you are considering changing out your summer containers into fall planters and just visited your local garden center you will see there are a lot of garden mums in multiple colors to choose from.  White, Yellow, Pink, Lavender, Red and Bronze are all in full bloom.  Here are a few tips that may help so you can keep your fall garden containers looking good till Winter.

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Fall mums are great for garden pottery during the cooler Autumn months.  Their colors compliment all other plant materials like ornamental kale and cabbage, cornstalks, rustic grasses and evergreens.  When shopping for mums looks for plants with buds that are just starting to open.  These will last approximately 6 weeks.

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As your potted mums start to grow, look for spent blooms and prune when they are faded and dried looking.  Remember to water your potted mums regularly.  Fall mum containers will stay prettier and be happier if they donít dry out. 

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You wonít need to fertilize your mums since the grower has already taken care of.  If you prefer to keep your potted mums indoors then place the vase near a window with indirect light. Check for moisture and keep them watered but not soggy.  That pretty much is it.  Fall mums that are planted in your garden pottery are the easy and colorful solution.

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Post Last Updated: 11/13/2018 10:30:33 AM 

Prep Tips For Fall Containers



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How to prep your garden containers for Fall

Itís much easier to turn a spent Summer garden container into a Fall planter than you think.  Just follow some easy tips provided below and create wonderful Fall planters.

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Donít leave your entryway garden containers empty this time of year.  Now is perfect for seasonal color and rust grasses.  Evergreen foliage will add life to any type or style of landscape container.  When you visit your local garden center you should see lots of Fall colored mums.  Bright yellow, orange and reds, deep burgundy, purple and gold.

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Simply by adding a center mum and surrounding it with pumpkins, gourds and succulents you can create a wonderful Fall planter that will take you into winter and welcome your guest with warmth and beauty.  Plant rustic grass in the center of a terracotta planter then surround it with ornamental kale and cabbage with dark deep greens and purple leaves. 

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Instead of just planting typical green houseplants in your entryway planters how about herbs like cilantro, thyme and oregano?  They can all handle the cooler weather.  Plant trailing ivy, gold mums and red flowers in your garden container of choice and then set pumpkins and gourds around the outside of the pot.  You donít even have to plant anything.

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Try mixing dark purple and deep green of kale and cabbage and fill around the outside of the pot with mini WHITE pumpkins and create a purple and white display of color. Stunning & elegant!

One tip that you can never fail at it to over stuff your pottery. Mix lots of plants, greens and ornamental items without space between them.  This creates a full and colorful display.  By using a neutral based color planter like terracotta or taupe you can mix tons of colors in the pot and they will all look grand.

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Post Last Updated: 10/24/2018 1:25:26 PM 

Transition Containers To Winter



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If you haven't taken the time to take an inventory of your fall garden containers, then now is the time to do so.  Do the flowers look spent, or the veggies given up and the grasses no fared well in the winter wind gusts?  Then it's time to transition them into winter items that will hold up to the cold and harsh weather that is coming.

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The first thing you need to do is toss all the plants and replace the potting soil.  Now is not the time to try to salvage anything.  Pick new plant materials that can with stand the harsh conditions coming in the colors and textures that will easily mix up and create a beautiful arrangement.  Add color with painted sticks, berry branches or colorful shades of greens and yellows.

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Fill your winter containers with Birch Branches.  They look lovely when clustered together and add a depth of texture to a garden container that is lovely for many months.  Ever seen colored branches like dogwood?  They come in red to yellow and you can find other textured branches like reeds or thin sticks that come in brown and can be woven and displayed beautifully.

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When it comes to plants try evergreens like boxwood that can be made into topiary.  Conifers of all sorts will work wonderfully.  Any kind of greenery that can handle the cold will be stunning covered in a light snowfall.

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Berried branches like winterberry and dried seed pots add an artistic touch that really upgrades any garden container.  Ornamental grasses add height to the center of a planter and trailing ivy flows over the pots sides, draping the planter in color.

Don't wait till it's too cold to transition your planters.  Now is the time to make the most of the remaining weather.

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Post Last Updated: 12/13/2017 2:48:43 PM 

Get ready now for Winter



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Try to get some of these fall garden chores done before winter arrives.  If you spend the time to do these chores now then you will be well on the way for a Spring garden that will shine!  These aren't hard garden chores to do but just simple things that will make your garden easier to manage.

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Clear out all dead or dying plants, flowers or shrubs.  Cleaning up dead leaves and flower head is easy to do and so important.  Dead plants attract bugs and other unwanted pests.  These pests like slugs are always looking for a warm spot to weather the winter so keep dead plants and leaves up off the soil and ground.  Also now is the time to deadhead any remaining plants in your garden pottery that are still growing.  Clean around the top of the pots taking out leaves and weeds that may have grown.  Keeping everything clean is good for your garden and planters.

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If you see any sick or dead plants take them out.  Don't leave anything that will attract bugs.  Don't compost them but toss them in the trash.  If your potting soil looks spent toss it out and clean out the pot for next year.  Don't keep soil that may have had diseased plans in them or show any kind of weeds or pests.  If you are keeping the soil then clean it up taking out any dead object and cover with rocks, pot toppers or hay.  This will keep the soil in good condition for next Spring plantings.  Plan on adding some fresh soil next season.

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Now is the time to bring in any pots that won't survive being outside for Winter.  Move all fragile garden pots to the garage.  If that isn't an option then move under eves next to the house and cover with a tarp.  Not an option, cover the soil with hay, rocks, broken pots materials or anything that will help to keep water from getting inside the pot and freezing. The frozen water is what causes the cracks.

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Any remaining decorative garden items can now be stored and put away.  Clean everything up so that you will have a fresh start next year.  Many painted items don't like the cold freezing weather and could have flaking or fading issues so take them inside.

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Lastly, take a final look over.  Clean up any thing you may have second thoughts about.  Know in your heart that the next planting season will come soon enough and all the work you are doing know will pay off.  

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Post Last Updated: 10/24/2017 11:43:48 AM 

Falls Perennials to Pot



Fall Perennials to put into garden planters


Autumn in here and itís that time of year when you can savor and appreciate your fall potted foliage.  Fall perennials are the perfect choice.

Fall perennials in garden flowerpots provide a range of colors from pink and purple to white and gold.  They offer a bloom that you can depend on and will bless you with color year round.  Dried flower head and stalks left to stand over winter will provide shelter and nourishment for birds & other wildlife.

Below are a few of the popular potted perennials that you may enjoy.

Sedum:  Varieties like Autumn Joy have pink to red flowers that turn maroon as colder weather hits.  It favors full sun and average garden soil.  A wonderful late season perennial.

Asters:  Classic fall bloomer, they are often planted to compliment other fall blooming flowers like chrysanthemums, which you see everywhere this time of year.  They range in color, height and size making them perfect for any display.

Mums:  They are fallís ubiquitous flowers.  Every garden center offers them this time of year for a reason. Their colors are perfect for a fall display.  Yellows, orange, and rusts are perfect when potted on a holiday table or the front entry of your home.  It shouts we are into the season!!!.  Place the planters indoors for color or outside for fall beauty.

Goldenrod:  There flowers are perfect for insects and bees. With its bright yellow flowers and long stalks they are perfect in any garden planter where you want color and beauty this time of year.

So, donít leave your flowerpots sitting empty as the weather cools.  Plant some of these suggestions and enjoy the beauty the flower kingdom has to offer.

 
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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 8:42:26 AM 

Year Round Containers.



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Year Round Container Gardening

When you think of potted containers around your home or garden, did you think it would only be in Spring or Summer?  Well, with a bit planning you can have delightful containers around all year.

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Spring is the time that bulbs burst into bloom and your flowerpots are overflowing with color, texture & beauty.  If your patio has staggered pots with bulbs in them, you can create quite the production.  Even if there is some early spring rain they will still look smashing.  Head to the nursery and find lots of wonderful flowers to pot.

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 Summer is the season of the potted plants and flowers.  Everything is in its colorful prime.  Now is the time to highlight your creative skills.  Use all one color in all your
planters or do you like to mix it up?  Go to any garden center and your senses will burst with excitement.  Succulents, flowers, plants, they have so much to offer.  Use eye catching containers that compliment your foliage choices.

 Potted Mums are perfect for your garden planters

Autumn rolls around and your thought process starts to slow down.  There are many autumn shrubs that bloom this time of year.  Fill your garden
containers with burst of orange, red & yellow. Mums always make a show this time of year and if you fill a large pot with them, they will reward you again with amazing color.  Now is a time to use berries in pots.  They will add charm and color to any autumn grouping.  Surround your planters with gourds & bright pumpkins and show your holiday spirit.

Winter Garden Pottery

And then comes Winter.  There are winter flowering shrubs the will look lovely in your pottery. Now is the time to make sure you are using poly resin, concrete, sandstone or high fired glazed pottery that can stand the cold.  Put up some evergreens which look lovely this time of year when dusted with snow.  Plant a pine or spruce tree and add Christmas lights to bring some excitement and light to your garden or patio area.

There will always be 4 seasons and only one you.  Donít let a season go by without planting in your garden containers.

 
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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 9:33:52 AM 

Fall Potted Flowers For Your Garden



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Don't leave your garden planters empty this fall.  Here are a few types of flowers that are recommended for potting that will add color and beauty to your garden or patio areas!
 
Aster:  New England aster bears loads of pink, blue, purple and white flowers. Butterflies love them.
Toad Lily:  Need shade so they are perfect for fall with orchid like flowers that bloom till mid fall.
Goldenrod:  Cheery yellow flowers that are tough yet lovely.  Grow to 4 feet so use a big planter.
Russian Sage:  A great purple flower to add to your pots instead of the usual fall foliage colors
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Colchicum - big cup shaped blooms will fill any planter and will add color with white or pink.
Helenium:  Daisy looking flowers which are also tough and easy to grow in a planter. Red, orange,
Sedum:  A most popular flower for autumn containers.  Grows to 18" tall.
Red Spider LIly:  A truly exotic bulb that burst with bright red flowers. Love the spidery clusters!
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Japanese Anemone:  Large poppy shaped pink or white flowers that stand tall in any planter.
Turtlehead:  A funny name but a beautiful white or pink bloom with glossy green foliage.
Fall Crocus:  Sun or shade, 6" tall and overlooked as a fall crocus. Perfect in any garden.
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Monkshood:  Beautiful blue that adds to the yellow and orange of fall flowers
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When you have a lovely garden or patio area planters, you need to keep it looking great during the fall season. Hope these suggestions will help you choose the best flowering plants to add that extra finished look to your fall planters!

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Post Last Updated: 12/15/2016 10:22:18 AM 

Fall Fireworks




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Trees, shrubs, and frost tolerant grasses and perennials ignite a passion for the glories of autumn when planted in your garden pottery & plant containers.
 
Wrapped in blazing gold and firey red with flickers of violet blue, an autumn landscape captures all the colors of a flame, and it's just mesmerizing.  Sit outside under a blazing tree canopy and enjoy a warm cup of coffee.  Don't leave your garden plants sitting empty.  Fill with fierce bold colorful plants and finish the look.

The variety of
potted plants make any patio or garden area inviting with this lovely glow.  Witch hazel draws the eye and feet to the sweetest surprise by creating a fire bowl, stuffed full of this plant.  Blue notes included Lambs ear, blue spruce and blue gray ornamental grasses. Gold spirea and golden mop cypress, potted, add bring yellow green pops so plant them in traditional terracotta or bold colorful garden planters.
 
You don't have to have a big plan.  Just go with the idea that right now a touch of color is enough to make you want to wander into your yard and adore the beauty.
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/19/2016 10:33:59 AM 

Light up the Night!




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Gardening can be addictive.  Obsessive gardeners are known to keep the midnight oil burning.  Here are a few fun ways to make easy garden lighting.  You should notice that your garden is different world at night, when the insects and moths come out and an occasional bat swoops low and flowers start to emit heavenly scents.  You can still appreciate your garden even in the dark.  But with a few simple ideas of sight, sound and scent you begin to realize that when one is diminished another is heightened.
 
 30053-Mason-JarsHanging jars glisten from above.  Instead of recycling your glass hang them from arbors and branches.  Knot some twine tightly under the edge of the rim of a jars, leaving long, trailing ends on either side to tie the jar to a tree branch.  Fill the jar with sand, rice or bird seed and place a tea candle inside.  Replace the lids when done and keep the rain out.
 
 30054-Leaft-WrappedLeaf wrapped glasses are fun if temporary.  Take a broad leaf and embellish it with a few smaller sprigs.  Then tie the arrangement with raffia around a straight sided glass.  A lighted tea candle inside will show off the structure of the leaves.  They will dry out in a few hours but will still look beautiful.
 
 30055-Milk-Glass-VasesLamp globes generate a sphere of soft light.  The large globes from old light fixtures can be balanced on pot feet to create a soft glow ball of light.  Face the opening out of sight and slide in a lighted tea candle.  You can also hang small globes from low lying branches for a more polished look than a canopy of jars.

Milk glass vases are now inexpensive finds at tag sales and thrift stores.  With votive candles inside, they provide beautiful diffused light.  Perfect for little spots of light in out of the way nooks, these charmers add an understated glow to the evening.
 
We hope you find a few good tips here and create that glowing garden that is stunning!
 
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