These bold mums could easily stand on their own, but it’s more fun to put them in a creative partnership. In this case, they’re perfectly partnered with a frilly Russian kale and a wiry rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius ‘Radiance’). The contrast in texture brings added appeal.
Ornamental grasses and mums go together like peanut butter and jelly. A simple arrangement, like the mums and purple fountain grass here, works best when you need something that pops from a distance.
If the pot is large enough, add more than mums and grasses. Here, burgundy coralbells (Heuchera) and ornamental kale join pink mums and purple fountain grass.
Calibrachoa, or Million Bells, makes a good container plant in summer and fall because it tolerates hot and cold temperatures. This arrangement features three varieties of calibrachoa: ‘Can Can Purple Star’, ‘Can Can Dark Purple’ and ‘Cabaret Deep Yellow’.
Let your inner artist come alive with a dramatic container highlighted by a willowy ornamental grass. Joining the purple fountain grass are orange lantana, yellow pansies, burgundy sweet potato vine, silver dusty miller and a green bergenia turning color for fall.
Fall containers aren’t just for decorating porches and patios. They’re great for filling spots in the garden where summer plants have faded. These potted orange mums are in large urns that raise them above companion plants for better viewing.