The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter, Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

The Old Town Community of North Columbus is once again schooling us on the use of horse troughs for cool season color and this year they are maximizing the use of texture. Since I retired from the University of Georgia, my son James, the color design guru for Old Town, keeps me involved, making me feel as though this is my experiment station.


In early October as he was planting, I thought he had pushed the proverbial edge of the envelope right over the abyss. These full sun containers have annuals, perennials, deciduous shrubs, succulents, and plants that require shade. Know this first, though I am talking old-fashioned horse troughs, you can do the same in your favorite containers.

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