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What's in Your Container Garden?

Some of us spend time each September/October traveling across the Upper Midwest, chasing the fall color show.  How about we bring that fall color a little closer to home this year with easy-to-assemble container gardens?

Our gardeners suggest putting a pansies-grasses-kale-chrysanthemums combination in your containers.  Keep in mind the mums will only be blooming about 3 weeks.  The rest of the container garden will last until well after a heavy frost.

 

Grass-Kale-Pansies-Mums-and one Croton (behind the grass)

Grass-Kale-Pansies-Mums-and one Croton (behind the grass)

A perennial developed by the University of Minnesota, called Mammoth Mum, is a hot favorite again this year and in show-stopper colors.  Yes, it is a perennial but is typically planted in the ground in late May or early June to become established if it is going to make it through winter.  Anything you put in a container will not survive the winter cold.

Mammoth Mums - developed by University of Mn

Mammoth Mums – developed by University of Mn

Kale is fun and funky and, of course, pansies can’t be beat in the cooler months of September and October.

Kale and Pansies 'laugh' at frost and cold temperatures

Kale and Pansies ‘laugh’ at frost and cold temperatures

Bright, vibrant colors of the flowers in your container gardens will give the trees a run for their money.  If you have any questions, give us a call.

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