Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Master Gardeners recently changed out most of the 10 containers that are planted around the Arboretum.  They are now ready to go through the winter months looking fabulous.   When filling the containers, they use a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, groundcovers, and annuals.  Anything you plant in the ground can be planted in a container.  The trees and shrubs are eventually moved to the ground after a year or two.  The perennials, herbs, and groundcovers are usually potted up to sell at the May Plant Sale (The next one is May 16, 2015).  The annuals go to the compost bin.  Here is a sample of one of the newly planted containers:
Back left, then clockwise: Chamaecyparis pisifera 'King's Gold' (King's Gold False Cypress),  Picea glauca (Dwarf Alberta Spruce),  Lorepetulam chinense rubrum 'Crimson Fire', Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star' (Blue Star Juniper)
Click below for container planting tips:
Photo by K.Whitehead