28 Sep '12, 9am

Grow a 1% Fall Container Garden on a 99% Gardener Budget

Grow a 1% Fall Container Garden on a 99% Gardener Budget

This week I toured Chalet Nursery and Garden Center in Wilmette, Illinois. As part of the tour we visited a couple of gardens of their North Shore clients and I got to see how the well-to-do garden. While you and I may not be able to afford to have landscape architects and a landscaping crew on retainer, there’s no reason gardeners in the 99% can’t plant spectacular fall container gardens. Tricks of the 1% Gardener The first thing I noticed was the repetition of four easy-to-grow plants throughout the garden center and client gardens. They are (pictured above in ascending order) pansies, cabbage, chrysanthemums, and kale. In the Chicago area cabbage and kale are staples of fall containers because they’re tough cool season crops and easily survive light frosts. Similarly, pansies--while usually planted in the spring--are also tough plants that can take some cold in the fall...

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