Fall Color Surprises
Fresh ideas for pots: vibrant greens with burnished hues
Take fall’s favorite hues ― plum, burgundy, red, orange ― and add a splash of lime. What do you have? A combo that’s as fresh as a spring breeze yet mellow as a vineyard at this time of year. It’s an especially effective pairing in pots: The greens temper the heat of plum and red.
This month at nurseries, you can choose from hundreds of shrubs, grasses, and perennials with leaves in burnished colors, and plants whose foliage comes in luscious shades of apple green, lime green, or yellow green. Many can fit into containers; they serve as the basis for the eye-catching groupings shown here
For a modern look, plant your arrangements in glazed pots of deep burgundy, forest green, or pebble gray. You’ll create a fresh autumnal mood without having to rake a single leaf.