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We call this the 'Just a Kiss of Fall' container because it’s about “autumn,” but in an elegant, subtle way. These plants are for more temperate zones, but steal the idea. In colder zones, use a Japanese maple and Charming Fantasy™ Snowberry instead.

When the seasonal color is done but containers still look great, you’ll be glad you chose plants for structure and foliage rather than just bling.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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Just need the perfect copy for USA Zone 10 - Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

6 Humming Bird Plants- perennials: honeysuckle, bee balm and cardinal flower, as well as annuals: Mexican cigar plant, blue anise sage and Texas sage

Start a Hummingbird Garden

Prolific bloomers Texas sage (Salvia coccinea, left) flowers prolifically with red flowers summer through fall. It reaches 2 feet tall and grows easily from seed. Grow in full sun.

Lobelia - Crystal Palace - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Flowers

Lobelia - Crystal Palace

Deep purpley-blue flowers that can only be described as 'lobelia blue' are carried on bronze-green foliage. The plant fills out into a 6 inch bush, ideal for borders, rock gardens, window boxes

Flowering All Year Long...Purple Trailing Lantana...good for zone 9a.  Plant under lemon tree!

Purple trailing lantana - heat tolerant, low water use, bright attractive flowers spring to all. Can take over an area so plant in spots you want to fill quickly!

40 Perennial Garden + 5 Shrubs

- Online Garden Centre for all Your Hedges, Plants, Flower Bulbs, Trees, Seeds and more - 40 Perennial Garden + 5 Shrubs

Anacacho Orchid tree; beautiful Texas native that grows quickly, needs little water and has beautiful flowers that butterflies love.  Will be including some of these in the garden!

Anacacho orchid tree is increasingly popular as a hardy landscape plant for Texas yards.

'Pam Puryear' Turk's cap, flower with pink blooms, named new Texas "Superstar" Native to S. TX, extremely drought tolerant, thrives in dry soils, does well in shade but can take quite a bit of sun. Dang.

'Pam Puryear' Turk's cap, flower with pink blooms - Texas SuperStar. Texas Native, Drought tolerant, sun and shade

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Succulents, Vertical Garden Florida Friendly Plants - great site for ideas about low maintenance plants acclimated to Florida's climate

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