Fall pots are not something I do all of the time. This year I did.
I did not remove everything from all my summer pots to create the fall pots. What I did instead was take out the things that were kind of finished and pop in other plants. I even planted some pansies that my friend Jess gave me!
The post opening photo which originally had herbs, salvia, scented geraniums. The salvia and scented geraniums had a good run but looked skinny and weedy. So out they came. I replaced them with a deep red/burgundy chrysanthemum. I like the way it looks with the spiky barbecue Rosemary. And I have my little stained glass dragonflies that live in my pots in the summer and I kept it in there.
I am not the person who is going to plant fall pots with ornamental cabbages or ornamental peppers. I do not like the look of them.
I will plant fall pots with chrysanthemums but only certain colors. My favorites are the rust and the deep red/burgundies. I combined other plants with mums this year like the annual rudbeckia. As a matter of fact I fell in love with the fall colors of rudbeckia this year and stuffed them into pots and borders here and there for fresh color.
I can’t believe it’s October already! This year in the garden has just flown! I will admit I have a daunting amount of work ahead of me. Bit by bit the pots will get emptied and put away, along with the bird baths. Then I will have to do the remaining fall planting. I have bulbs, peony roots, and some other things yet to arrive.