Are your containers looking pretty sad about now? Recent frosts killed off the annuals, meaning that pots clustered on porches, decks and patios might be looking a little bleak and bare right now. Ravenna Gardens at University Village offers some great ideas for winter potting beyond the cliche of cabbages and pansies.
Steal a little inspiration from these colorful, textural combinations that'll last through the darkest days of winter..well, not the cyclamen, but they're worth replacing or bringing in when freezes threaten.
Shiny, dark ajuga planted with cyclamen and a bristly little conifer, with one of the bronze carexes at the foot of the pot
A tightly knit grouping of conifers, flax, ajuga, sedum and dwarf hinoki garnished with red cyclamens. I love how it looks almost as if the plants are cascading down and out of the pots and onto the ground around them.
Isn't it amazing how the clean marbled leaves and vivid red flowers of the cyclamen so effectively perk up the rest of the plants and meld them into coherent and effective planting scheme?