Autumn is a great time to bring some life to your garden. After the hottest summer temperatures, it may feel like your garden is in need of some fresh color and a little extra bloom. So what better way to give it a lift than by planting some new flowers?
There are many beautiful autumn blossoms to choose from and you will find a wide range of colors to complement your garden design. Whether you want to create a traditional fall flower bed with yellow, orange and red blossoms or add a pop of contrasting purple to your garden design, there is something here for everyone.
The best flowers to plant in the fall are the ones that bloom in autumn, which is the same time of year when most annuals begin their blooming season. They also tend to be less likely to be attacked by wildlife and are more attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
For an early autumn look, consider a vibrant array of Goldenrod wildflowers in rich shades of yellow. These flowers are excellent in cut flower arrangements and provide an important food source for visiting pollinators, such as hummingbirds.
Another favorite fall blooming plant is the Rudbeckia. They are native wildflowers that are very easy to grow and bloom in large quantities into mid-autumn, producing golden yellow daisy-like flowers. They are perfect for cutting as a stand-alone flower, but can also be combined with other perennials and shrubs to create an eye-catching display in your garden.
Ornamental cabbages are a beautiful addition to any garden, providing a variety of shades and textures that are sure to attract attention in your garden. They come in late autumn as well, so they can be added to your flower arrangements or planted in a vase on their own for a gorgeous display.
Other plants that bloom in the autumn include dahlias, sunflowers, chrysanthemums and celosias. They all have the ability to make a big impression in your garden and will look smashing with your autumn displays of pumpkins and gourds.
Lastly, there are a variety of bulbs and slower-growing perennials that will be ideal for the autumn, including lilies, astilbe, pansies and phlox. These varieties will bloom through the winter, providing an extended season of flowering for your garden and creating beautiful displays of spring-blooming flowers in the years to come.
There are plenty of autumn-blooming flowers to choose from, but you will need to decide if you’re looking for a showy fall garden or one that will continue to bloom into the winter. The best thing to do is to think about the overall picture and plan for both types of blooming plants when you are deciding what to plant in your fall garden.
Your garden will never be complete without a few seasonal flowers to brighten up the end of summer and the beginning of fall. To help you with this task, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular and beautiful autumn blossoms.
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