• Fall Gardening Part 2: Hardy Container Gardens and Edibles

    10 Oct 2018 | Blog | Jade Graham

  • As the temperatures drop and our gardens continue to die back and become dormant, it is a great time to plant container gardens. Bright splashes of color can bring delight to the senses as we enter the darker seasons ahead.

    When creating winter container gardens, be mindful of two key elements: soil and plant selection. For the Northwest especially, we want to make sure we are using a soil mix that drains well. No moisture retention granules. Additionally, adding some compost can be helpful.

    Mixing it up with edibles and non-edibles can be a fun exploration of creativity and function.

    Hardy color can include plants such as: lobelia, petunia, diascia, China aster, French marigold. Even hardier are: calendula, swan river daisy, pansy, sweet alyssum, painted tongue and viola.

    Incorporating edibles in the mix can be a wonderful tasty treat in the cold seasons of Fall and Winter. Consider vegetables such as leaf lettuces, Asian greens, kale, spinach, arugula and mustard and collard greens. Herbs such as thyme, parsley, oregano, and lavender are also winter hardy and a welcome addition to the culinary toolkit.

    If you need assistance with your Fall planting we are here for you. Call us today 360-933-4465!