When the air becomes cool and crisp, our thoughts gravitate to the falling leaves in our backyard. Summer's heat-loving plants, with their drought-tolerant roots and blossoms that flourish in dense humidity, are long gone. We're bidding them farewell—at least until next summer. Fall is the season for plants that survive in less sunlight and cooler temperatures while still adding drama to the landscape with blooms and leaves. It's time to get your hands dirty and work on your green thumbs.
A suitable choice for fall garden is any flowering plant with a genetic propensity towards fall blooming or a long-lasting bloom period that extends into the fall.
Here are 8 Plants Perfect For Your Fall Garden.
Marigolds give a splash of colour to pots since they bloom well into the fall, when most other annuals have done flowering. Marigolds from France and Africa, in particular, offer an abundance of vivid blooms.
These annuals are spendthrifts, providing a plethora of gold, copper, and brass to our summer and autumn gardens. Marigolds have a lot of meaning in India because they're used in so many different rituals and celebrations. Because many celebrations, such as Divali and Dusshera, take place in the autumn, a marigold-filled garden is an excellent choice for a fall garden.
Commercial growers generally push late bloom on the potted garden mums that are so popular for fall displays. If you're cultivating your own potted mums from spring transplanting, they'll likely blossom in the middle to late summer.
Mums, despite being perennials, are more commonly grown as annuals, with the blooming period ending with the late-fall frost. Lavender, maroon, purple, white, yellow, and coppery orange are some of the colour options. They thrive on moist, well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight.
Asters are a hallmark of the fall garden, and their blue or indigo purple blossoms can perform equally well in a fall container garden. Because most varieties grow to be rather tall—up to six feet tall—they're best suited to very big containers. They do best in containers when planted in rich soil and maintained damp but not soggy. They prefer direct sunlight. Cut the stems back entirely when flowering is over and store the potted plants in a cold frame or greenhouse.
Pansies are classic cool-season annuals that usually appear in the early spring garden, but they can also be planted in the fall once the weather has calmed. In the scorching months of mid-summer, pansies do not fare well.
When growing them in containers or hanging baskets, they require moist soil, so water them frequently. They appear in a variety of blue and purple tints, as well as rose, yellow, orange, maroon, and white; solid and bi-colors with darker centres are common.
Summer and fall are the best times to see cosmos flowers. They have daisy-like blossoms and occur in a variety of colours, including crimson, pink, chocolate brown, yellow, orange, and gold. Pollinators are attracted to them as well.
Cosmos do not require any soil preparation. In fact, they prefer soil that isn't too rich, because rich soil encourages foliage over blossoms. These lovely plants can grow up to 6 feet tall.
Cosmos thrive in both beds and containers, and they make excellent cut flowers. These vibrant blooms are ideal for creating your ideal autumn and fall landscape.
Kale is prickly, but ornamental cabbages are pleasantly plump and colourful plants. Both of these plants, on the other hand, will take you well into the fall season with their lovely sage greens and pinks and purples.
In addition, when the weather turns colder, the colours of flowering cabbage and kale deepen, especially after a frost. Because these are bold plants, don't be afraid to put them in unconventional containers or mix them together with unlikely partners.
From summer to fall, these long-blooming blooms add colour to the garden. Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) plants reach a height of 6 to 12 inches (15-31 cm). Purple, pink, magenta, red, yellow, and white spherical flower heads are produced.
Drought-tolerant plants are plentiful, and many varieties make excellent container plants. Globe amaranth blooms begin in June and can endure until October. The flower heads resemble huge clover blooms, with clusters of florets. They come in a variety of colours, including pink, yellow, white, and lavender. They're a great addition to eternal bouquets to liven up your home's décor.
Petunias can be cultivated as winter annuals in warm regions. Plant them in your garden in the fall so you can enjoy them all through the fall and winter. The flowers are available in a variety of colours and patterns, and they bloom from spring until frost! The height of a person can range from 6 to 18 inches.
The width of the spread can range from 18 inches to 4 feet. Petunias need to be watered regularly and exposed to as much sunlight as possible to produce several blooms. While petunias will grow in a somewhat shaded setting, full sun produces a bigger and more prolific bloom. Well-composted organic matter should be mixed into the soil before planting petunias.
So, now that we've given you our September-through-November picks, what plants are you going to use to make a lovely fall garden?