Create a colorful container garden packed with annuals that thrive during cool weather, including Anytime Pansiola, a heat-tolerant pansy that’s winter hardy in Zones 5 and higher. It pairs beautifully with Dark Knight sweet alyssum and Sunsatia Lemon nemesia. In pots or planting beds, removing faded and frost-damaged pansy flowers keeps plants from forming seed pods and reduces disease outbreaks.
Grab an amaryllis bulb kit to fill your home with the stately splendor of these big blooms. Plant several types in the same pot to create a colorful indoor garden. After flowers fade, snip blossom stems at the base. Continue to grow the leaves through winter and plan to set plants outside for the summer if you want to have bulbs bloom again next year.
Some seed sellers say that white carrots were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. Today, the cream-colored roots of ‘Lunar White’ offer cooks and gardeners a mild flavor and small cores. While carrots with colorful pigments are thought to offer more health benefits, this variety is a good source of dietary fiber.
This spacious brown wicker patio furniture boasts colorful lime green cushions paired with bold red and orange throw pillows. A round table with a brown granite top sits at the center, while neutral Terrazzo tiles cover the patio floor.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic Chicago building on Lake Shore Drive. The space features blue-cushioned lounge chairs, colorful planters and an outdoor bar area. Overlooking a gorgeous view, this deck is perfect for hosting parties and entertaining.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic building on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The space features a contemporary fire pit, a pair of blue-cushioned chairs and colorful planters surrounded by fencing for an intimate setting.
Galvanized troughs add a touch of whimsy and personality to this veggie garden. They're also too tall for rabbits and have a gopher-thwarting bottom. Nearby, colorful flowering plants draw pollinators to increase garden productivity.
A true native purple coneflower (Echinacea) has thin, reflexed petals in pale shades. The purple coneflowers with bright, colorful blooms in perennial gardens are typically hybrids of native wildflowers like this.