Green Circle Growers Blog

Use Leafy Plants and Grasses to Create Unusual Fall Container Displays

Green Circle Growers - Monday, October 11, 2010

Porch and patio planters aren’t just for spring and summer posies. With attention to temperature tolerance and growing habits, gardeners can create interesting fall container plantings that go beyond the typical potted chrysanthemum. The selection of cold-tolerant plants that will retain their good looks past the early frosts that turn most autumn bloomers brown and brittle is greater than most gardeners think. Gardeners willing to think outside the box will discover an interesting variety of leafy plants and decorative grasses that will maintain their color and beauty through Thanksgiving and into the winter. ...read more

Ornamental Grasses Attract Attention in Autumn Garden

Green Circle Growers - Friday, September 18, 2009

Ornamental Grasses add texture and motion to the garden in any season, but it is in autumn when seed heads form that ornamental grasses and their look-alike cousins sedges and rushes are most intriguing. From the gracefully arching, six-foot plumes of Stipa (Giant Feather Grass) that tower over the garden to the fuzzy dusters protruding from clumps of Festuca (Fescue) that tickle our legs as we weed, the seed pods of decorative grasses charm and delight.  ...read more