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Mums not the only word when it comes to fall color in containers. Refresh tired planters with kale . . .
pansies . . .
and grasses like this hardy 'Blonde Ambition'.
Fall Rudbeckias (Rudbeckia hirta) come in beautiful colors of rust, reds, and yellows. Though not hardy in Wisconsin, many will often reseed the following year. Some favorites we have at the shop are 'Prairie Sun' . .
'Indian Summer' . . .
and 'Cherokee Sunset' which is a delightful mix of varieties.
Add in an edible like leaf lettuce. Herbs such as rosemary, sage,
and thyme bring scent and texture to the composition.
Even perennials should make their way into pots before being tucked into the ground for the winter. Coral bells (Heuchera) add shades of amber, chartreuse, and purple. Asters, ferns and sedums are reliable, end-of-season performers.
Garnish with a small pumpkin as a finishing touch and embellish the entire arrangement with wispy bittersweet vines or branches with architectural interest.
For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.