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SMAL’s Art Scared returning to Square Oct. 23

Be prepared to be scared: SMAL returns with its Halloween art installation starting Oct. 23. Photo Submitted by the Price Center

SMAL’s Art Scared returning to Square Oct. 23

Around 60 window spaces have been allotted to participants in Art Scared at various businesses around the Square. Photo submitted by The Price Center

SMAL’s Art Scared returning to Square Oct. 23

The San Marcos Art League (SMAL) is pleased to be bringing Art Scared back to the downtown Square on Saturday, Oct. 23. The temporary Halloween public art installation is open to area children, elementary through high school age. Participants are invited to paint a section of a designated window with a fall or Halloween-themed image. Painted windows will remain on display for the public to enjoy through early November.

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers
Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny hangs down like 24K gold in this planter box with violet colored pansies.

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Lemon Coral sedum gently tumbles over the edge of this mixed container with pansies, tall dianthus and Evergold carex grass. Photos by Norman Winter

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

This cool season container offers a variety of texture and color with pansies, Ogon Japanese sweet flag, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny and Burgundy Glow ajuga. Photo by Norman Winter

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Perennials for cool season containers may seem like the proverbial horticultural oxymoron, but that is exactly what I have been planting the last few days in my zone 8a landscape. My favorite pansy pals are Goldilocks lysimachia, Lemon Coral sedum, Ogon Japanese sweet flag and Burgundy Glow ajuga.

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