Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Plants for Fall Flower Gardens


By now your summer flowers are probably beginning to fade.  Are you looking to add a little color to your garden for the fall season?  Of course mums and asters (pictured above) are obvious choices.  But there are more.  Here's a few to think about.

 Cimifuga is a late blooming perennial with fern like foilage that is ideal for a shade garden.






The Japanese anemone has pretty pink or white flowers.  It prefers light shade.




Golden Rod has tiny yellow flowers.  It prefers full sun.



Sedum grows in clumps.  It's flowers are shades of red and pink.








Black eyed Susan is a pretty daisy-like flower that is ideal for full sun.







Of course you can also use ornamental grasses and shrubs for contrast with your flowers.  As you can see, just because the long, warm days of summer are over, it doesn't have to mean that your gardens have to stop looking pretty. 

 
 
 
 

13 comments:

  1. Around here, everyone resorts to mums.

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  2. I thought about buying mums, but temps are still 90s and the sun beats hot in TX. Our sage and salvia is still thriving in the heat. I'm ready for fall colors - maybe in another week or so.

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    1. Mums would not like that kind of heat. Hopefully, you'll be able to get them out in a couple of weeks. I think if I lived in Texas, I would really miss the changing colors of the leaves on the trees!

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  3. i've a brown thumb, but love flowers. i've never heard of shadow eyeliner then liquid liner? i've always done it in reverse.

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    1. Yes, I always use eyeshadow first, and the eyeliner. It just works better for me.

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  4. Hi Sherry - I love the flowers that abound now .. beautiful what can be done in the autumn garden ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors and the crisp, cool air.

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  5. Those would all make beautiful additions to a fall garden.

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    1. I thought I'd share them, because a lot of people probably would never consider using them.

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  6. They all look pretty. I wish they could grow and thrive in the desert heat.

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    1. You're right - unfortunately these fall plants would not do well in your climate.

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  7. I am just learning the art of gardening so this is great info for me. Can't wait to plant something.

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