Beautiful Fall Containers

September is here and we know that summer’s containers will be done soon, but boy o’ boy, this late blast of heat has really spurred bloom.

Here are some images of Superintendent Lesley Parness’s home container filled with Cardinal and Balloon Vines growing up the branches of a dead fig tree.


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From Sue Acheson

Here on the right is a group of containers from long-time Friends member, Sue Acheson.

From Hope Preston.

Member Hope Preston sent in the picture on the left.

She writes, “Here are two of my containers that are still doing well. I overwinter them inside then [adding] annuals in the bare spots when I put them out.”

Do you have a successful container planting? Send your image to and we’ll post them right here on our Containers page.