Plant Combinations for the Garden Bed

1. Ornamental Grasses + Asters + Coneflowers: Ornamental Grasses, such as Fountain Grass or Feather Reed Grass, bring elegance and texture to the garden. Pair them with the vibrant colors of Asters and the striking presence of Coneflowers (Echinacea). This trio offers visual harmony and attracts pollinators, perfect for a New Jersey garden.

2. Chrysanthemums + Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ + Black-eyed Susan: Mums are beloved in the fall garden. Elevate their beauty with the dusty rose blooms of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ and the sunny yellows of Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia). This combination provides a captivating blend of colors and shapes, capturing the essence of autumn in New Jersey.

3. Russian Sage + Goldenrod + Joe Pye Weed: Balance the feathery texture of Russian Sage with the radiant golden hues of Goldenrod and the robust, mauve clusters of Joe Pye Weed. This assortment offers a delightful contrast in height, texture, and color, reminiscent of the diverse landscapes of New Jersey.

Plant Combinations for the Container Garden:

1. Ornamental Kale + Pansies + Coral Bells (Heuchera): Ornamental Kale, with its vibrant hues, makes for a captivating centerpiece. Complement it with the enduring charm of Pansies and the striking foliage of Coral Bells. Together, they create a container display that embodies the essence of a New Jersey fall.

2. Fountain Grass + Fall Petunias + Sweet Alyssum: Opt for Fountain Grass as a central element to provide height and structure. Surround it with the warm, autumnal tones of Petunias. Add a fragrant, delicate edge to your container with Sweet Alyssum, creating a charming and fragrant display.

3. Dwarf Alberta Spruce + Violas + Ivy: Dwarf Alberta Spruce serves as a sturdy, evergreen anchor for your container. Accentuate its presence with the subtle beauty of Violas. Weave in some trailing Ivy for depth and a graceful cascade, capturing the diverse beauty of New Jersey.

Embrace the vibrant colors and textures of fall with these garden combinations. When in New Jersey, make sure to visit Donaldson’s Greenhouses to find these plants and more, and to receive expert advice tailored to your specific gardening needs. Happy gardening, New Jersey!