It’s October now and fall is in full bloom. The leaves are beginning to change colors and fall off of the trees, the weather is starting to cool, and everyone is in the fall spirit with sweaters, pumpkin flavored foods and drinks, and new, seasonal flowers. Lending to the excitement of this time of year is the vast variety of colors found in nature. If you are ready to add some color and freshness to your garden, but are unsure of what to plant, take a look at the list below:
- Tulip Bulbs: Tulips should be planted before the first frost. Pay careful attention to the temperature of the soil as they should not be planted in soil that is less than 60 degrees F. Be sure to plant them within a couple of weeks after buying them, they will need time to lay dormant underground until spring is here.
- Aster: Asters are great because they can bloom in the spring or the fall. They are pink, blue, or white and can grow to be up to 6 feet tall! Asters are beautiful flowers that look a lot like daisies and are a beautiful addition to the garden.
- Perennial Sunflower: These are not the typical sunflowers that most people are used to seeing. They are great for the fall because they tend to bloom in either the late summer or during the fall. Sunflowers are a sure way to brighten up any garden landscape.
- Fall Crocus: Most gardeners are very familiar with the spring crocus, but there is also a crocus that blooms in the fall. For those who have a difficult time coming up with flowers to plant in the fall, crocus are a great addition to your flower beds.
Fall gardens can be themed with the popular fall colors such as red, orange, and yellow. Another way to organize your garden is by planting flowers that will stand out against these colors, such as pink, purple, or blue.
If you are looking for some fall flowers to decorate the inside of your home, do not forget to check out Blooms Today’s Fall Collection. We have beautiful bouquets that embrace the best colors and flowers of fall.
Photo Credit: Photographer Martin Fisch offered the photograph of tulips under a Creative Commons License on Flickr.