Wanting a sensational color display this spring? Don't forget to go add plants like snapdragons, dianthus, or poppies to your designs this fall when planting pansies and violas. While these plants are available to plant both fall & spring, you will find that they perform and bloom more heavily when planted in the fall. Planting early with give the plants time to establish a good root system and won't fade as fast when the spring temperatures begin to rise.
Carry the volume of summer by planting edible crops for winter such as mustards, kales, chards, or even cabbages. I use these plants in place of coleus or other larger growing annuals in my winter designs. These beautiful edibles can be used from full sun to partial shade in your landscape or containers. Though these are cool season crops, be sure to cover when temperatures drop below freezing for best results.
Cyclamen are a great choice for winter, both indoor and out. Cyclamen can take part sun outdoors and bright natural light indoors. Not only does this plant come in bright vivid colors, it also has interesting markings on it's foliage. Cyclamen prefers to be watered around it's base, rather than overhead to avoid rot to it's bulbous tuber. In this shade combo planted we added complimentary Huechera for additional foliage color.