Annuals · Container Gardening

Ornamental cabbage and kale love it cool!

Frost pilfers the color from most annuals but ornamental cabbage and kale fight off its assault. Depending on the weather in a particular year, ornamental kale is still beautiful during the holidays at my house! The photo on the left shows some ornamental kale in a pot early last December. It was still so pretty… Continue reading Ornamental cabbage and kale love it cool!

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Musings

Planting Pink & Purple in a Season of Orange

The colors most often used in fall containers mimic the seasonal hues found in nature – brilliant yellows, glowing oranges, and rich reds. I like these colors just fine and appreciate them in the flamboyant leaves of trees and shrubs in the landscape, but what’s a gardener to do when she loves pink and purple?… Continue reading Planting Pink & Purple in a Season of Orange