fall planter in barrel in Amherst NY

Today’s video demonstration: Make a larger & more complex fall planter

Last week Colleen Morrissey of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses showed us how to make a super simple fall planter as well as a hanging fall planter in nontraditional colors. Today she demonstrates a more complex project: how to plant a very large container garden using a whiskey barrel planter. Morrissey packs in a large number of plants, which is a key to making the planter look full and lush. Here’s a tip: It’s nice to have a large variety of…

fall containers video in Buffalo NY area

Watch video to make super quick fall planter & hanging pot

Add some autumn color to a porch, patio or other spot in your yard with a fall container. This video demonstration is presented by Colleen Morrissey, herb manager and container designer at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd. Williamsville. Morrissey starts out by giving suggestions for plants that are frost resistant and should take you into the middle of November. They include annuals, perennials, herbs and grasses. Plants are available now at Mischler’s. She shows you how to…

completed memory garden in Williamsville NY

Memory garden of perennials makes a lasting gift

A memory garden is an arrangement of perennials– still in their pots– that later can be transplanted into a corner of a garden. The flowers come back year after year and become a living memorial to the deceased person. This idea comes to us from Mark Yadon, vice president of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The staff at Mischler’s creates these as arrangements that can be sent to the funeral home or directly to the home…

Ricardo Costa floral arrangement

Use Rio flair– & toilet paper roll– to create this flower arrangement

Ricardo Costa, internationally renowned floral designer from Brazil, used a toilet paper roll and yarn to quickly create this fabulous flower arrangement with the flavor of Rio de Janeiro. See the video below. This was one of several arrangements he created during a presentation at the national convention of National Garden Clubs Inc. in Buffalo earlier this month. Previously, I gave you a glimpse of the flower show that was held at the convention and in future articles I’ll share…