After a long hot summer, our flower beds were looking pretty sad. Some of my verbena had died off in patches (above), my herbs and hanging baskets were spent and the cedar mulch was bleached from the sun. It was kind of a disaster. So over the last few weeks I’ve been transitioning the beds to fall /winter plants – kale, pansies and my very favorie – MUMS!
I got two HUGE mums for the large planters flanking the porch. They are so pretty and soft and I just want to lie on a bed made of them.
The baskets on the porch each got yellow mums, a big purple kale and yellow/purple violas.
I did a row of kale in front of the rose bushes at the very front/center of the bed, and each kale got a few pansies around it. These kale are supposed to get really big and purple, and should grow all winter according to the tags. I’ll keep you updated on that one.
I alternated mums and kale around the rest of the bed, and turned the mulch so that the pretty brown stuff shows instead of the sad bleached layer.