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Fall gardening: Ornamental kale and cabbage planter

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Fall gardening: Ornamental kale and cabbage planter

1. Plant ornamental kale high, just back of centre, in the planter container. This prime real estate draws attention to its architectural stems and the frilly texture of its leaves.

2. Surround the kale with glossy leaves and colourful blossoms. Here, willowleaf hebe 'Marjorie' delivers both in spades. In front, turn up the heat with spectacular leafy perennials, like this rusty-hued Heuchera and a blooming sedum that bees and butterflies will love, too!

3. Capture the eye with dark ornamental cabbages tucked in front.

Jennifer's top five tips for fall planters
1. Devise a colour scheme.
2. Plan for different heights.
3. Select a variety of interesting foliage.
4. Include plants that have rounded heads or circular flowers.
5. Add perennials that can be incorporated into the garden come spring.

Looking for more fall planter ideas? Add a harvest touch with this pumpkin planter. Or design a planter around dusty miller.
                              
This story was originally titled "Pots of Plenty" in the October 2014 issue.
           
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