September 03, 2006|By Susan Reimer

These ceramic "Tinkling Toadstools" have mushroom-colored stems that are separate from the glazed ceramic tops, so they sway and tinkle in the slightest puff of wind. They come in three sizes, from 11 to 21 inches, and 15 colors, and they look charming grouped among foliage plants.

Freshen your pots with late-season replacements for those tired-looking annuals. Most garden centers are having sales on the last of summer flowers, and some nice-looking plants are still available. Try a colorful collection of coleus for something different to enter the fall. Or jump all the way to pansies and chrysanthemums.


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