I posted this a while back, but I think it was too early for most people to start thinking about winter container ideas. This recipe features plants that can handle frost and even a bit of snow.
- A large frost-hardy container
- (C) 1 large swiss chard (or three smaller ones potted in a clump to make one large plant)
- (D) 6 medium-small ornamental cabbages
- (B) a six pack of violas
- (A) a six pack of variegated trailing ivy
Start in the center with the chard, then add the cabbages and tuck the violas and ivy in last. If your pot will not be viewed from all sides, you can skip adding the violas and ivy in the back of your pot. If you can’t find chard, kale or even broccoli or cauliflower could be substituted.