Annual Fall Container Class

Annuals| Classes| Events & Specials| Fall Gardening

This past weekend, we at For Garden’s Sake held our annual fall container class, and it was a huge success! We had a great turnout, with familiar faces and new friends alike from Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. We planted a variety of annuals, including pansies, violas, creeping jenny, and snapdragons. It was so much fun to see everyone’s creativity come to life, and we’re all excited to see our containers bloom all fall long.

Here are a few of our favorite takeaways from the class:

  • Fall containers are a great way to add color and interest to your porch, patio, or front steps. The bright blooms will last all season long, and they’re a perfect way to welcome guests to your home.

    • When choosing plants for your fall container, it’s important to consider the amount of sunlight and shade it will receive. Some annuals, like pansies and violas, prefer full sun, while others, creeping jenny and ferns, can tolerate some shade. Zone 7b in the RTP may feel challenging but we really do have a lot of variety to choose from season to season.

  • It’s also important to choose plants that are different heights and textures. This will create a more visually interesting container. For example, you could plant a tall fern in the back of your container, with shorter pansies and violas in the front.

  • Don’t forget to add a little bit of fertilizer to your container. This will help your plants thrive and produce more blooms.

If you missed our fall container class, don’t worry! FGS will be offering it again next year. In the meantime, here are a few tips for planting your own fall container:

    • Choose a container that is large enough to accommodate the plants you want to plant. The container should also have drainage holes in the bottom. Our garden center has so many containers and pottery to choose from.

  • Fill the container with a good quality potting mix.

  • Plant your plants according to the sunlight and shade requirements they need.

  • Water your container regularly, especially during hot weather.

  • Fertilize your container every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about our annual fall container class at For Garden Sake. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us! We can’t wait to see you again next year.