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How to Create Beautiful Fall Container Gardens

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How to Create Beautiful Fall Container Gardens

Melissa McKay, Annual Greenhouse Manager at Bates Nursery & Garden Center Nashville, leads this webinar on the basics of creating stunning fall container gardens. She offers tips and tricks to keep your potted arrangements looking healthy all season long, as well as composition suggestions. 

 

 

 

Supplies needed for potted gardens:

A frost-proof container (if planting outdoors) with a drainage hole in the bottom.

 

A coffee filter-place a coffee filter over the drainage hole so that soil doesn’t leach out.

 

If planting a big planter, place milk cartons or foam blocks on the bottom of the planter. Plants need about 12’ for their roots, so drop the filler cartons in the bottom of the container and fill the soil on top.

 

EarthMix Proganix-O is formulated specifically for outdoor containers, and has added nutrients for plant health. It also has components like expanded shale and vermiculite that help with drainage.

 

Pro tip: 

Plant spring bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths under your fall planting for a container garden that spans the season!

 

 

Arrangement Inspiration:

Formal Fall Arrangement: 

Spiral Juniper

4 Algerian Ivy

9 white pansies

 

 

 

Autumn Color Fall Arrangement:

Autumn Fern

Amber Lady Heuchera

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Everillo carex

2 Algerian Ivy

 

 

Fiery Fall Arrangement:

Golden Mop

Barberry

Scarlet Bor Kale

Red Rooster carex

Swiss Chard

6 Solar Flare pansies

 

 

 

Perennial Fall Arrangement:

Leucothoe

Autumn Fern

Stainless Steel heuchera

Wintergreen 

Rudbeckia

Millet

 

 

 

Classic Fall Arrangement:

Emerald arb

Flirt Nandina

Caramel heuchera

Mint Ivy

Acorus

 

Colorful Fall Arrangement

2 coral bark Japanese Maples

Blue pacific juniper

Ascot rainbow

Blue zinger carex

Plum pudding heuchera

Medusa ornamental pepper

4 red w/ blotch pansies

Creeping Jenny

 

 

Simple & Elegant Fall Arrangement

Holly

White kale

Juncus

2 6P Beaconsfield pansies

Algerian Ivy

 

 

 

Fragrant Fall Arrangement:

Alberta Spruce

Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Juncus

Frosted Violet Heuchera

Boxwood

6P White Wave pansy

4 delft blue violas

2 4P thyme

 

 

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