Get past the potted chrysanthemum and a pumpkin for your front porch this fall. With summer winding down, itâ€™s time to jazz up those tired container plantings youâ€™ve been watering since June. Discover native plants that carry color, texture and form into the fall and learn tips on design, maintenance and over-wintering. Then assemble and plant your own container under the instructorâ€™s guidance. BYOC–bring your own container. Containers and plants available at a discount for New England Wild Flower Society class participants that day, Thursday, August 18 from 10 – 12 at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Class fee includes potting mix, fertilizer and mulch. The instructor is Dan Jaffe, and the fee for NEWFS members is $30, $36 for nonmembers. Visit www.newfs.org to register.Â The “instant autumn garden” photo below, by Jennifer MartinÃ©,Â is taken from Sunset Magazine, a terrific source for garden articles of interest.