Gardens - Container Gardening

A cool-coloured autumn container

Pull together plant materials and accessories in shades of green, cream and silver

This stylish arrangement, in shades of green, creamy white and silver, incorporates many of fall's best-loved plants for containers but in atypical colours that are a cool change from the more common orange, russet and gold.

Plant shopping list (see photo below for placement)
  • A: 1 variegated English ivy
  • B: 1 white-and-yellow fall mum (‘Celino' used here)
  • C: 3 ‘Ice Dance' Carex (1 large, 2 small)
  • D: 6 ornamental cabbage plants (3 small, 3 large)
  • E: 1 small emerald cedar (Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd')
  • F: 3 green pumpkins
  • G: 2 ‘Speckled swan' gourds
  • H: 2 white pumpkins
  • I: 2 bunches yellow-twig dogwood branches (Cornus sericea ‘Flaviramea')
  • J: 2 Curly Kale
  • K: 2 ‘Cirrus' Dusty Miller (Senecio cineraria ‘Cirrus')

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