Little Garden, Big Style
Window boxes squeeze all the charm of a cottage garden into just a few feet. If you love to garden but don't have much time or acreage, you'll love window boxes.
Thanks to professional hybridizers, the range of plants that look great well after the first frost continues to grow. The new Icicle-brand pansies and violas have a growing reputation as particularly cold-tolerant hybrids. These perky performers bloom until covered by snow. Hardy ornamental kale, with its ruffled leaves, and smooth-leafed ornamental cabbage have long been dependable for late-season color.
The vivid hues of 'Pink Pigeon' cabbage, 'Feather Red' kale, and other cultivars intensify as the thermometer drops, for a display that dazzles right up to December. Asters, ivy hybrids, and such grasses as leather leaf sedge all go the distance. Small stature, extended bloom time, and a broad color range make mums in the Cheryl series good bets for boxes.
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