The summer annuals helping to fill your landscape with added color and interest tuckered out (finally!) with our recent first snow of the year. Until last week they may have already been leggy and exchanged blooming for making seeds.
Trusty perennials that likely offered a second show this balmy fall have now withered and are ready to be cut back for winter, leaving spaces empty looking without color or texture to liven up the scene. Outdoor Craftsmen’s designers intentionally leave room in our designs for this late fall ‘void’ by using hearty and versatile mums to add a last gasp of structure and color to beds, borders, and pots.
Mauve and burgundy, white, yellow, pinks, and shades of rustic orange are put to good use in sharpening visual lines and adding a look that is tidy and elegant – never unkempt or overgrown.
In containers, we yank exhausted annuals and fill pots with chrysanthemums, frilly purple and white kale, and hearty herbs like lavender and rosemary punctuated with red leafed or berry-laden branches for height and dazzle. Tuck in grasses or dried blooms from your landscape, and your outdoor view will be gorgeous right up until Christmas.