heuchera

DIY
Fall Container
For Shade

Fall Container for Shade Project

Full to Partial Shade Project

This shade container has the perfect fall touch & will work wonderfully in the shady areas of your yard or underneath a covered porch. Many of these plants are evergreen & will last through winter! For a complete evergreen container, we suggest replacing the creeping Jenny with Ivy & the plumosa fern with autumn fern.

Step 1: Find a location that gets no more than 4 hours of sunlight.

Step 2: Choose a large pot that is 20 inches in diameter with drainage holes.

Step 3: Fill the container about 2/3 full with Pike's Potting & Container Soil.

Step 4: Work in a handful of Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer.

Step 5: Remove plants from their containers & place according to plant diagram.

Step 6: Add more soil making sure to fill in the gaps & water well.

fall shade container

Recipe

A - Fatshedera

B - Heuchera 'Caramel'

C - Creeping Jenny

D - Scarletta Fetterbush

E - Heuchera

F - Plumosa Fern

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Shopping List

  • 1 - Fatshedera 8-inch
  • 1 - Heuchera 'Caramel' 6.5-inch
  • 1 - Creeping Jenny 6.5-inch
  • 1 - Scarletta Fetterbush 8-inch
  • 1 - Heuchera, purple variety 6.5-inch
  • 2 - Plumosa Fern 4-inch
  • 1 - 20-inch pot with drainage holes
  • 1 - Bag Pike's Potting & Container Soil
  • 1 - Bag Dr. Earth's Root Zone Fertilizer

Care Instructions

  • Feel soil about 3 inches down several times a week.
  • If the soil feels dry, it's time to water.
  • If the soil feels moist, do not water & check again the following day.
  • Feeling the soil for moisture levels will help avoid over-watering or under-watering your container.