Year-Round Container Gardens

The floral splash of summer container gardens doesn't have to fade as days shorten and temperatures drop.
The Basics

Plan ahead to have blooms all year

This fall, fill your pots with plants that will linger colorfully through winter. Start your container gardens with a soilless mix that's rich in peat moss. For an easy-care garden, mix a slow-release fertilizer or water-absorbing gels into your potting mix.

Add your favorite seasonal flowers
to a colorful container.

When designing your garden, plant the center of the container first. Then work your way to the outer edges. Shake excess soil from plant roots before placing plants in the container.

Continued on page 2:  Blooms Through the Season