Posted on Sep 01, 2016 | by S Mason
If your cold-weather garden is dreary, consider adding ornamental cabbages for a showy pop of red, purple, pink and white. When done in groupings, these lovely plants make a striking display, and while the cabbages don’t actually flower, the multiple layers of ruffled leaves stand in terrifically. They do best in cool weather so in most places they belong in the fall garden though they can be planted in spring in cooler climates. Cooler weather promotes greater leaf color so if you’ve planted in spring they may need afternoon shade in warmer climates.