Credit: Terry Guscott/ Stylist: Heather Cameron

Jump into fall with a unique container display incorporating autumn colour and lots of texture

You loved that showy summer planter but isn't it high time you turfed out those pink impatiens? Consider this fall update using somewhat unorthodox elements for an inspired combination of texture and tone.


We planted this lively grouping for zone 8 using ornamental peppers, sparked up by butter-yellow begonias (readily available, often as house plants). Add a spiky element (like agastache or one of the tall veronicas) or a colourful Turk's Turban squash.


Cooler-zone gardeners could keep this container indoors. Or, combine rich russet mums, corn stalks, orange pansies –staff at your local garden centre can help you create something awesome.