There is nothing more beautiful than a planter refreshed with fall blooming annuals. Late summer can bring on a ratty look with those summer annuals. Why not enliven the planter display with the addition of mums, kale, pansies, and even some hardy perennials.
This moss lined wire window basket is filled with hardy mums for floral interest along with Heuchera and Stachys for foliage color, texture, and a cascading effect over the edge.
By using blue fan flower (Scavola) and purple fountain grass (Pennisetum rubrum) we know that these six matching round planters pockets will grow, mature, flower in a predictable and manageable way.
Here you see short cosmos, coleus, million bells with a shrubby backdrop of boxwood planted in a hedge with a weeping Japanese maple as an anchor plant.
Be imaginative in your garden design with annuals. Dare to be eccentric even. The beauty of planting annual gardens is that it is a short-term commitment, so have fun. Don’t stick to the exact same plants and the exact same combinations every year. Go ahead and repeat what works and what you love, but dare to explore the unknown and try the new this year!
This is a memorial garden which makes it even more important for it to shine with life and vitality in honor of the memories it serves to protect and honor.
This simple planting of hardy marigolds, cosmos, coleus, snapdragons, and red fountain grass really shines in front of this office building. These plants are also tough and can withstand the urban conditions that surround offices.