Who ate the calendar?…Meaning: where on earth has the time gone?? Weren’t we just augmenting August gardens with colorful and productive annuals?? Who’d have thought that the holidays would be almost upon us and *literally* right around the corner.
With the leaves coming down and the trees almost fully defoliated, now is the ideal time to start planning your seasonal outdoor containers. Well- selected cut plants will weather the colder temperatures and infuse your landscape with additional color and pizzaz.
By the seashore, against a stonewall, as decoration on the Thanksgiving table, or in a container by the front door, winterberry is the ideal late-fall, early-winter shrub. Consider planting an Ilex verticillata in the landscape so that you can enjoy harvesting the boughs that will make your seasonal, decorative containers pop.