This is the third Fall project from Southern Living Plant Collection this year that we wished to share with our readers. We hope you enjoy these simple hands-
A Fall Face-
Give your summer containers a fresh, new face for fall.
Luckily, for us southerners, we have about three more months before the first frost. However, if your containers look anything like mine they are beyond ready for a makeover.
To prep my containers for fall I like to use a combination of shrubs and a harvest color palette. I love this particular mix because it will retain its relevance up until the time to carve pumpkins on Halloween and maybe even the turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
2 bags of soil
3 lantana 4″ or any trailing annual
2 Obsession™ Nandina
1 Pixie ® Loropetalum
Step 5: Finally, plant the Pixie® Loropetalum in the smallest container.
After you have filled your containers with next season’s soon-
Are you looking to revamp the shady side of your garden instead?
1 large container
3 metal dowels
1 bag of soil
3 1 gallon ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia
1 3 gallon Angyo Star™ Fatshedera
4 inches of twine
Step 1: Fill the container with soil and place the Angyo Star™ Fatshedera in the center.
Tip: Angyo Star™ Fatshedera is grown on a trellis and needs to be removed after purchase and before use.
Step 2: Create a pyramid with three metal dowels. Make sure to submerge the bottom of the structure into the soil and then tie the top of the dowels together with twine.
Step 3: Next, secure the Angyo Star™ Fatshedera to the metal dowels with twine.
Step 4: Lastly, plant the ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia and plant them in the shape of a triangle around the bottom of the Angyo Star™ Fatshedera. This structure makes them ideal to flank a front door.
It’s a classic look that maintains its appeal all year long!