As the fall season approaches, many plants will begin to die or go dormant. This can leave your garden looking like a scarce and drab landscape resembling the surface of the moon. Fortunately, there are many beautiful flowers that flourish in the cooler months that will add a pop of color to your home and give some life to your curb appeal. Here are some great suggestions for autumnal colors and plants that will make your garden look vibrant and beautiful.
Mums are one of the most popular fall choices for flowers. They are fairly inexpensive and can be found in almost every garden or home improvement store. Colors of yellow, orange, purple, gold, and pinks can really add some cheer to your front porch or garden. Mums prefer at least six hours of sun each day, require thorough watering, and can grow in the ground or in containers. They bloom throughout the fall season, adding beauty to any outdoor space. Mums also look wonderful placed next to a happy Jack O' Lantern on the front porch.
This gorgeous flower comes in white, purple, and pink shades. It begins to bud late in August and continues to bud until the first seasonal frost. They grow rapidly, so aster is a good choice for filling in any empty spaces in your garden. They prefer full sun and can grow to be about 3-4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Make sure you have plenty of space so your aster flowers can thrive.
An often overlooked fall bloom, sedum's leaves resemble that of a succulent because they are thick and hearty. In fall, the plant begins to bloom beautiful small flowers in shades of pink. They are very easy to care for and usually do not need a lot of care. Their flowers will continue to thrive through most of the winter. If you live in a deer prone area, be aware that deer do like to eat this plant.
A gorgeous yellow plant, goldenrod is perfect to add a bright, cheery look to your garden. This plant hosts beautiful, tiny little flowers that grow in long sprays. There are over 100 different species of goldenrod, so your local nursery should sell the type that thrives best in your area. They can grow in partial sun, but prefer full sun for the fullest blooms. This lovely plant grows quickly, but should be planted in early fall, since the blooms will not last into winter.
For more information, contact Charlotte County Flowers or a similar company.