I like shade containers. You can really go nuts with gorgeous leaves, and they tend to just get more and more lush as the season progresses, rather than getting leggy or fried, like sun containers sometimes can.
This was a late summer/early fall replant.
This pot lasted weeks, from September well into November, with only a couple minor tweaks.
So did this one. Celosia is amazing! It bloomed more than 6 weeks, and the dried blooms looked beautiful several weeks more.
Fall container planting starts. I was sorry to pull out that lush fern planting, but this came out nicely. I included the baby mugo pines as my "base." You'll see below that they and the birch branches are left in place for the winter pots.
I love these African Knobs. No one seems to know what their Latin name is.
And I had to include my Halloween pumpkin. Looks like a punk bookie, no? I used miscanthus for hair. The next day it was all dried out, so it had "curls."