It’s easy for many to give up on their gardens and landscaping once the fall season approaches. They often believe there is not enough sun, warmth, or there is a lack of time to tend to their plants. Truthfully, fall is one of the best times to plant and enjoy vibrant blooms now, and in the spring. The cool weather that the fall season brings is a great time to get out and enjoy your garden, not give up on it! Take a look at these 7 flowers that are perfect to plant in the fall.
Flowers You Can Enjoy Now
Fall mums are available in a wide a range of colors and come in pinks, reds, rusts, deep plums, pure white or white blends, garnets, purples and of course yellows. They are easy to take care of and make great centerpiece flowers. Here are some tips for caring for your mums.
Marigolds are loved not only for their bright color, but also because they are so inexpensive. You can use them as a borders or simply place a few in some planter pots on your front porch. They are sure to go well with your pumpkins! Marigolds have fantastic aroma, are good in containers and provide long-lasting cut flowers. As annuals, you will need to plant them yearly.
Petunias are one of the most popular flowers, often grown as annuals. If you are looking for a variety of color, petunias are the perfect fit. They are surprisingly hardy and easy to care for. Plant in a pot for easy care and easy end of the season clean up.
Tall and colorful, hollyhocks will return each year for a stunning show. Once you have planted your hollyhocks, they will need minimal care. The one benefit that comes from growing hollyhock flowers is that they easily reseed themselves. While they may be short lived, in their proper growing conditions they will continually grow more, which will keep the hollyhock flowers consistent in years to come.
Flowers to Plant in the Fall to Enjoy in the Spring
Plant tulip bulbs now so you can enjoy a colorful show in the spring. You can find tulip bulbs in virtually all colors, including a purple so deep that it looks black. By planting a variety of this perennial, you can enjoy their beauty from early spring through early summer. They are excellent in beds and borders and most are great for cut flowers.
The earliest of spring bloomers, daffodil bulbs can be planted now for a sweet and sunny show this spring. Daffodils are hardy and easy perennials to grow in most areas in North America, except Southern Florida. Their attractive flowers usually bear showy yellow or white flowers with six petals and a trumpet-shape central corona. Daffodils are suitable for planting between shrubs or in a border, as well as in a woodland garden and in large groves. You’ll find that many gardeners plant the bulbs not just by the dozens but by the hundreds! Their flowers are excellent for cutting.
Perfect for your Easter landscape, plant hyacinth bulbs now and enjoy their rich fragrance this spring. The loose to dense racemes of strongly fragrant flowers are closely packed with tubular-bell-shaped, single or double flowers. As well as growing in the ground, colorful hyacinths are excellent for forcing in containers and some are available for early flowering indoors.
It can be very simple to plant flowers you can enjoy during the fall as well as spring at one time. Take advantage of the fall season and get planting! Always remember your backyard has dreams too, and it is our goal at Dogwood Landscaping to transform dreams into reality. Click here for more information about our services and how we can help you.