Nov Checklist: Flowers
Mark Turner

Container Gardens

Hardy plants in 24-inch containers provide color through fall, and even into winter. In cold climates, consider plastic pots with a faux terra-cotta finish -- they're lightweight and won't crack in freezing weather. Fill with potting soil and a couple handfuls of controlled-release fertilizer.

Start with a shrub or some other tall accent plant transplanted from a 2- or 5-gallon nursery can. Add annuals or perennials from 4-inch pots or 1-gallon cans, pairing plants with contrasting colors and textures.

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