Fall flowers to plant can mean fresh harvest before the first freeze in some areas. In warmer climates, however, fall flowers to plant may be available year round. If you need some easy fall flowers to plant this fall season, take a look at these flower garden design ideas.
Sunflowers, begonias and rhododendrons are the most common flowers to plant for the fall. Many of these fall flowers to plant may still be in your local garden or can be purchased online. So whether you are looking for a long lasting burst of color in a woodsy setting or an easy going green border, one of the favorites here will fit the bill. Choose colorful sunflowers that border natural or stone soil, and plant them about six inches deep with their blooms sticking up.
In cooler climates flower bulbs such as hydrangeas, daffodils and orchids can survive temperatures in the 30’s, but you might not want to consider them if you live in an area where frost and thaw are a regular occurrence. These flowers do not do well in frost and may turn yellow and droopy if exposed to the cold for more than a few days. In areas with frost, plant hydrangeas, daffodils or other spring bulbs about a foot deep, in well rotted flower garden soil, and water them daily. Watering them weekly is okay, but you have to make sure the soil is well-drained.
Another consideration for those living in areas with frost is the type of plants you choose. If your flower garden has a large variety of annuals and perennials, you are probably best off choosing those types of plants for the fall and leave the perennials alone. Perennials are best planted from year to year, unless they have a hard freeze or frost that kills all of them.
If your flower garden has a variety of annuals and perennials that bloom late in the fall, you may want to try a “fall plant” instead of a “spring plant”. The difference is that an early-growth flower will usually have flowers that are darker and will last longer than a bloom coming out of a spring flower. The early-growth plants are also less likely to grow into weeds. If you are planning to put some of these plants into your flower bed when it starts to go into fall, be sure to mulch the beds to help keep them healthy. Fall blooms are usually very colorful and beautiful.
Do not worry about the color of your flowers if they are going into a partial shade or fall colors. They will still bloom beautifully! Fall-blooming flowers come out of their permanent roots, so they do not need to be watered as much as the early-season plants. In early summer, partial shade is the best time to plant flowers. You can move them into full sun in the fall.
There are many types of flowering shrubs available for flower gardeners in fall. One of the best perennials to plant in your garden in the fall is the goldenrod variety. This variety of flower grows well in almost any climate. It can tolerate both hot and dry weather, but does best in a cooler climate. The goldenrod plant is very hardy, and it flowers profusely even in the driest conditions.
You can plant many different kinds of flowers in the fall, and they will all flower at different times. Try one of the many varieties of shrubs that can be found at your nursery. You will be amazed at how these flowers will attract pollinators and bring new birds and other wildlife into your yard as well. If you are looking for the type of flowers that will attract butterflies, then you should consider some of the varieties that have bright purple blossoms. A butterfly garden planted with these flowers will be the most stunning you have ever seen!