Try this easy fall container
By: Garden Gate staff
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Make fall brighter!
This container looks its best in spring and fall, when temperatures are milder. And at the end of the growing season, you can tuck the perennial coral bells, brunnera and Japanese painted fern into your garden — a great combination for gardeners down to USDA cold zone 4!
If you decide to get this container going in early spring, you’ll enjoy blue brunnera blooms first, then pink coral bells flowers. Use a potting mix with a slow-release fertilizer to keep these plants growing well or feed once a month with a balanced water-soluble fertilizer, such as 10-10-10.
Keep clicking to find out more about the plants here and how to care for them.
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Cut the spent brunnera and coral bells flower stalks back to the base of the plant so they don’t distract from the plants’ beautiful leaves.
Do the same with the plectranthus blooms, and more flowers will keep coming. If you love this plant, go ahead and bring it inside at the end of the season. It’ll do well in a sunny window through winter until it goes outside again next spring.
A – Plectranthus Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’
B – Coral bells Heuchera ‘Glitter’
C – Brunnera Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’
D – Japanese painted fern Athyrium niponicum pictum
E – Lobelia Lobelia Laguna™ Sky Blue
F – Coral bells Heuchera ‘Paris’
Container is 19 in. in diameter