Cabbages, kale, mums, ivy and perennials all thrive in cool autumn temperatures. Or top your pots with a selection of gourds and pumpkins. When the days grow shorter in early October it's time for fall plantings.
Planters needn't be bare for winter. Cut branches last in the cold and there is an inspiring array of greens to create beautiful containers. Set against winter's bland palate, tall branches of birch or curly willow offer architectural interest. Evergreen shrubs are another wonderful choice.