Most of the time pots and window boxes don’t need to be completely replanted for the fall…they only need tweaking. Each year is different, and the plants that thrived one summer might not have done as well the following season. And when you’re putting several plants in one container it’s natural that some will thrive but others will sulk or die.
As I got my garden ready for the last fundraiser of the season, I saw that the begonias that I’d planted in the boxes on the shed had died completely. Interesting, since last year the Encanto Orange begonias had done so well in that same location. Oh well…at this point there was nothing to be done but do a bit of fall tweaking.
I dug out the remains of the begonia roots and tucked in Pennisetum Fireworks grass in the back and an ornamental cabbage in the front. Instant improvement!