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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 

It's Fall




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 30041-Potted-ArtichokeDid you know you can grow artichokes in garden planters?  Try the "Purple Italian Globe" or the "Green Globe", two attractive plants that produce flavorful chokes.  You should be able to find them at your local nursery or online.  Plant them is a move-able pot or a planter that sits on a pot caddy for the best results.
 
 30042-Potted-LettuceSow organic lettuce seeds now in your favorite pottery on your patio or deck.  Try these heirloom varieties that are slow to bolt in hold weather.  Australian yellow leaf, red flame, and green Grandpas admire.  You can find them at local nurseries or online.  We love them in a decorative bowl that you can carry inside when you are ready to harvest some.  Decorating your dining table is also a great way to display them.  Yummy goodness.
 
Sow some wildflowers.  For a lovely spring display, scatter seeds now or plant in large garden bowls.  Try chocolate flowers, desert marigold, firecracker penstemon, and globe mallow.  Make sure the soil is weeded and tilled or use new hearty planting soil in the planter you select. Keep the soil moist once you sow the seeds and until germination.  Try your local nursery for these also.
 
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