Many people do not like to admit it, but summertime is drawing to an end, and all too quickly the cool fall winds will be blowing in. Instead of mourning the loss of sunny summertime days, have you thought to commemorate autumn by including a splash of the autumn season to your home with arrangements of fall flowers? Here are some examples of fall flowers that you can choose from.
Stick an aster plant or two in the garden and watch them make their way into random empty spots all over. While they are not overly aggressive, these are beautiful fall flowers that like to spread themselves around and mingle with other flowers of all varieties. Asters should be pinched back early so they will form more giant mounds covered with flowers throughout the fall.
You may be very familiar with spring-blooming crocus since they are of the first sign of spring color to appear, but some varieties fall flowers as well. Since they are smaller in size plant them in masses and watch them add tons of pale blue and purple hues to your fall garden!
Impatiens are not exclusively fallen flowers. They will bloom like crazy all summer long until frost nips them back, making them a great way to fill in the garden for multiple seasons. Since they come in a variety of colors and sizes, they can be planted in colorful droves to fill easily in large empty spaces.
They are also one of the few flowers that don’t need a lot of suns, so they are perfect for that partly shaded area beside a porch or out beside a building or garage.
4. Chelone (Turtleheads)
If you water this flower well, you are assured to benefit from the flowers mound of foliage. You can select from red, pink, and white turtleheads and they are genuine fall-blooming flowers, rather than summer flowers that hang on until frost.
The hyacinth grows in a small bell-shaped cluster of fragrant yellow, pink, blue, purple or white flowers. They grow well in hothouses, flowerpots and window boxes. They should be planted in well-drained soil in the fall. They are a well-known type of fall flowers.
Daffodils prefer a sandy loam type of soil with a slightly acid PH level. If your soil is heavy clay, you’ll need to loosen it by spading it at least a foot deep. Amending clay soil with compost and coarse sand or vermiculite will help prepare it for growing your bulbs. Raising the beds 6-8 inches is a good idea for very heavy soils. This will ensure proper drainage. Daffodils like fall season but they won’t tolerate standing water.
You may also be able to find a variety of fall flowers that serve as attractive annuals in your area. They can be used to replace summer bloomers in pots on the patio or porch. Wherever you typically enjoy colorful blooms in the summer, you can find fall bloomers to keep the show going.
Combine with early spring bloomers, and you won’t have to be without color for longer than a couple of months each year!