The experts at Hocott’s Garden Center used a mix of colorful blooms and classic greenery—all of which prefer protective shade—to create a container garden that’s ideal for a porch or sunroom. Use the list here as inspiration for your own fall plantings.
1/ Croton Available in a range of colors from green to reddish orange, it also works well as a houseplant.
2/ Ornamental Peppers Grown for show, this plant produces small fruits in a variety of hues from purple to yellow.
3/ Aucuba Known for its large, shiny leaves, this plant has brilliant evergreen color.
4/ Bromeliad Reminiscent of the tropics, this hardy plant offers a burst of red color; it also works well as a houseplant.
5/ Ivy One of the most popular and prevalent evergreen plantings for indoors and outdoors, ivy does require light to thrive.
6/ Heuchera ‘Brownies’ As noted by its name, this plant produces a mound of large, chocolate-tinted green leaves with purplish-red undersides.
7/ Kalanchoe Offered in an array of colors including yellow (as shown here), pink, red, white, and orange, this easy-to-grow, flowering succulent is a quick way to add color.
Plants, containers, and custom design service available through Hocott’s Garden Center, Little Rock, (501) 663-8376, hocotts.com.