Containers for Fall

” Containers for Fall”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

I can hardly believe that it has been five days since I posted.  When I started this blog, it was my goal to post every day so that I would have a good record of my garden.  I knew that I would probably not be able to post that often, but if you don’t have a goal it is so easy to give up too quickly.  It has been a hectic few days.  Dear hubby’s car died and had to be replaced.  Is there anyone who likes to go vehicle shopping?  I certainly don’t, but finally he found something at a good price Monday night, and after all the negotiation and paperwork, we are now a two vehicle family again. 

Needless to say, there has not been much gardening going on except for a little weeding Saturday.  Since the weather last weekend was so nice – cool, sunny – I really wanted to get some garden work done that I had put off while it had been so hot.  This coming weekend is not supposed to be so nice, so it looks like I’ll be finishing up the old garden chores in winter at this rate.

Here are some photos of autumn containers that I took a while ago.  They certainly give me ideas for next year.

Fall Container 1


Fall Container 2


The next one isn’t particularly fall looking, but I just love the container.


Fall Container 3



  1. james said,

    October 28, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    The second pot is known as croton – very common & popular in my place.
    Somehow I haven’t arrived myself to like that plant as its very much used as landscape plants for commercial areas.

  2. Janet said,

    October 28, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I love that croton in the container. Great plant!

  3. Patsi said,

    October 29, 2009 at 1:13 am

    You did a great job with the potted plants. Shamefully, I didn’t do any this year.

  4. vrtlaricaana said,

    October 29, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Jan, I like the first one the most – the colour of contanier is so lovely, it can actualy be a decoration on its own!

  5. LeSan said,

    October 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Oh I am so sorry to hear about the car. Who needs that sort of unexpected hassle and expense?
    I know what you mean about doing your gardening in winter. I am looking at the same proposition. I still can’t get to the dirt to put compost/mulch down let alone plant bulbs. I suspect my version of winter is going to be a slight bit different than your’s unfortunately for me. LOL (Washington state)
    Thank you for sharing these pot photos. I really love the orange one. I had never even thought of orange before even though I really like the color.
    Happy Halloween Jan!

  6. andré said,

    October 30, 2009 at 3:25 am

    That’s some nice looking autumn containers…! 🙂

  7. Lana said,

    October 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    All very lovely. My sympathies on the car-shopping. That’s never a “fun” experience. :\

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