Flowers To Plant In The Fall
We are used to planting in spring having in mind the color and fragrance show we witness throughout the whole summer. But we can easily prolong this view all the way into the fall and even early winter by planting this very month so they bloom before the first frost bites. You will thus enjoy a garden full of flowers from early spring till late fall, in a variety of colors and scents which will turn the space into a small paradise. Below are several flowers to plant in the fall:
Aster is the first on our list. The plant produces pretty daisy-like flowers in a range of colors and, depending on the species, are frost tolerant. Experienced gardeners recommend not to plant annual asters in the same place year after year in order to avoid diseases. Preferably plant in full sun, or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil so they last longer into the cold season.
Even though they are flowers literally, ornamental cabbages and kales have been bred to look colorful and eye-catching, like flowers, so they make a fine presence in our gardens. They are definitely attractive and can tolerate freezing temperatures, going all the way into the snowy months. Their colors may not fill out until the plant has experienced a few frosts. Again, plant in sunny location with moderately moist soil.
Another colorful appearance delighting us till late autumn is the Peruvian lily. The stunning fiery yellow blooms on top slightly variegated dark green foliage, making a fine contrast. The plant which experts say it is a winter hardy blooms for about five months a year, from June till late November, and is also a good choice to grow in pots on balconies or terraces.
Geraniums are popular flowers which come in different colors. The species also known as Rozanne produces beautiful violet-blue flowers that will enchant you from June to frost.
Last but not least, the mums are always the handiest choice which rewards us with special colors and fragrances. Mums tolerate very low temperatures so they remain a pleasant splash of colors even if the first hoarfrost lies over the garden.
Sources: Networx.com, Landscaping.about.com, Burpee.com