Fall and Winter Container Recipe From Lynne

planter imageHere’s a simple recipe for dressing up your containers for the fall and winter. These containers would look great at your entrance, on your deck or patio or anywhere that you could see them from inside your house.

Start with a container of your choice, and fill it with a lightweight potting mix. Then choose one of the following shrubs for your centrepiece:

  • Boxwood
  • Yew
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Heavenly Bamboo
  • Skimmia
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    Next, choose and add 1 or 2 evergreen grasses from the following list:

  • Ice Dance Sedge
  • Evergold Sedge
  • Frosty Curls Sedge
  • New Zealand Sedge
  • grasses picture

    Choose and add 1 or 2 of the following perennials:

  • Heuchera cultivar ( these come in many different colours)
  • Euphorbia cultivar, also available in many different colours.
  • Hellebore of your choice.
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    Finally add some of the following to fill up the gaps:

  • Winter flowering heather
  • Ivy of your choice
  • Wintergreen
  • Winter pansies, or other fall flowering perennials
  • If you wish, you can add some cones or bright bows to accent your container. Put it in place and enjoy!

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