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‘Indian Summer’


‘Indian Summer’

2013 Squak Mt. Fall Container Design


One of the best parts about living in the Pacific Northwest are our Indian Summers. Those days in September that sometimes melt into October, of warm, sun filled days and cool nights. As the leaves begin to change color and the summer flowers begin to fade, we want to bring the brilliant reds, yellows, oranges, and greens into our garden.


The designers at Squak Mt. have created our fall 2013 container to celebrate the bold colors of autumn. Golden yellow, purple, red and green tones all meld to create beauty.


Plant in a 15-18” pot with good quality potting soil and some of our organic ‘Complete’ Fertilizer mixed in.  Although lighting conditions in fall are not of much concern, the plants in this design will grow best in partial or full sun when spring arrives.



All of the plants in this design are grouped together at Squak Mt. to make their selection simple and quick.  We also have pre-planted decorative containers with ‘Indian Summer’ that you can select and take home immediately.


A.    ‘Wojo’s Gem’ Vinca – 1 plant: Variegated trailer of creamy yellow and green.

B.     ‘Forever Goldy’ Arborvitae -1 plant: Green and gold highlights on this dwarf evergreen conifer. Likes partial to full sun.

C.     Hypericum ‘Ignite’-1 plant: A St John’s Wort with yellow flowers, maturing to pointed, showy berries that change from orange to red.

D.    Pansies – 1 to 3 plants: Choose reds or yellows of this classic annual. Our homegrown pansies will bloom for you through the end of November, go dormant and resume blooming in early March.

E.     Mum – 1 plant: Our homegrown mums will add a festive fall touch to this container. We suggest mums with yellow or red flowers.

F.      Heuchera ‘Melting Fire’- 1 plant: Intense purple-red evergreen foliage. The leaves are especially red in the center of this ruffle leafed heuchera. Features white flowers in the spring.

G.    Euonymus ‘Emerald and Gold’- 1 plant: Small, yellow and green leaves on this durable, evergreen winter creeper.

H.    Anemanthele ‘Pheasant Tail Grass’ – 1 plant: Fountain-like foliage will add wonderful fall color. 2-3’ tall.

I.     Jonquilla ‘New Baby’ – 5 to 9 bulbs per pot: Under plant this combination container with this charming daffodil.


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