Fall is here and, at this point in the season, it’s fun to start thinking about the new plants, colors, and textures for your containers so they will offer continued interest through fall, winter, and even into early spring. It’s the perfect time to get new foliage planted in the containers you would like to refresh so there can be nice root growth before frosts come.
Containers allow you to place a little garden anywhere you like. However, when you're faced with a sea of pottery options, it can seem daunting to find the perfect one. We love to help our customers design and grow their gardens. We're always happy to help you select your container in person, but here are a few things to think about if you want to get a jump start on making the best choice for your garden!
Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Pacific Northwest. We're fortunate to have spectacular scenery around us, and the beginnings of the rainy season bring back the bright hues of green, but sometimes our container gardens begin to feel a little flat after the colorful flowers of summer have faded. Not to worry, there are many plants that will thrive as the weather cools and offer you dynamic container gardens that will hold up all winter (even through frost)!
We who live in the Pacific NW know that fall is an amazingly beautiful season. The changing leaves can be intense and vibrant, and in hues not seen in any summer flower. Fall color transitions quickly into winter drab but your containers can continue to look beautiful with a little attention to them now. It's time to replant your containers and get them ready for the coming holidays. Bright and cheerful planted containers extend a "welcome" to you and your guests. When the weather outside is frightful, your containers can still look delightful!
Terrariums, those miniature worlds within glass, have always fascinated me. There is something so satisfying about creating a safe haven where your chosen plants can thrive with very little care. Mollie (our indoor plant specialist) and I decided to make a simple fern terrarium, step by step. With this foundation, you can create your own terrarium, one as elaborate or as minimalist as you would like. Be creative and have fun!
One of the exciting changes happening at Swansons this year is the creation of an in-home Container Design and Installation Service here at the nursery. This new department designs, creates and installs container gardens for Seattle-area residents and businesses, including one of Seattle's fastest-growing populations: urban dwellers who want beautiful landscaping but do not have traditional gardens.