Fall is quickly approaching so it is getting to be that time when I have to start thinking about what I want to do with my garden. I love fall colors, so ideally I want to add some color to my garden. Since I have a lot of perennials planted in my flowerbeds, I like to use my window box and other containers for Fall gardening.
In the past I have planted varieties of lettuce in to a container for fresh lettuce anytime. Plus there are so many varieties with great color; it really is a great way to bring some great fall color to your patio! This year I am going to be planting some fall plants in my window garden. I never had time to plant anything in it over the summer, so since it is on the front of our house, I really should pretty it up!
Living in the Midwest, I am limited with what I can plant since our fall can get quite cold. There are some beautiful plants that can be grown in containers, expecially if you look on Pinterest! There you will find a lot of inspiration. The container photo's below are ones I plan on duplicating for this fall:
The plants shown above are: A. Chrysanthemum 'Soft Cheryl', B. Dusty miller (Senecio cineraria), and C. Purple kale (Brassica 'Redbor')
The plants show above are: A. Creeping Jenny, B. Magenta Impatiens, C. Swallowtail Coleus
- When planting my container garden I always want to make sure that I provide the best environment for my plants. That way they will have the best color and will grow very nicely! For my container garden, I use a specialized potting medium such as Miracle-Gro Potting Mix or Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. One of the many great things about their Potting Mix is that it actually feeds plants for up to 6 months.
- I then feed my fall plants with Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food or LiquaFeed Bloom Booster Flower Food starting two weeks after planting.
- Follow a regular feeding schedule to produce beautiful blooms and healthy growth. Here in the midwest, fall usually brings plenty of rain, but be sure to check the soil and water as necessary to provide your plants a steady supply of moisture.
Miracle-Gro has some great products that can help you with all of your fall gardening needs, see their Find beauty in the Fall page.
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