Fall Container Recipes

Fall is in the air. Even though it’s still August, up here in the north Georgia mountains you can almost taste the crisp Fall air starting to blow through the pines in the mornings. Along with campfires, hot chocolate, and changing leaves, Fall brings with it the time for planting once again. Now is the time to spruce up your patios and outdoor seating areas so you can enjoy them when the cool weather is finally here to stay. One of the easiest ways to make your outdoor areas beautiful is to add hanging pots and containers. To help you add beauty to your Jasper, GA deck or patio, Whispering Springs Nursery has found a few tried and true container recipes. 

The basic container recipe is easy. All you have to do is choose a filler, thriller and spiller. From that basic formula, there is an unlimited combination of plants you can choose to make the perfect container that shows off your personality and coordinates with your garden.

Fall Container Recipe

Black mondo grass, (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’), bishop’s weed (Aegopodium podagraria var. variegatum) and pink oxalis (Oxalis crassipes).

Fall Grasses

Growing grasses in the fall is a surefire way to add color to your gardens. This container recipe combines blue fescue, Chrysanthemums, strawflower, and purple fountaingrass for a container that is not only colorful but combines several different textures as well.

Soft Flowers

On the other end of the texture aspect from the hard edges of grasses, you can choose these soft flowers and dark colors to invite Fall to your patio. Linaria, pandsies, and plox look great together in a small, 12-inch container in complimentary colors of dark purple, burgundy, and a soft white.

Do you need help figuring out what to plant in your containers? Bring them with you to Whispering Springs and we will help you find the perfect plants for the Fall.

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