Autumn in your garden...
Autumnal Equinox Monday, September 23, 2019
The first day of Autumn is less than 3 weeks away! July and August seemed unbearably hot at times. But now, as the Autumnal Equinox nears, days are noticeably shorter and early morning temperatures are considerably cooler. Although we are (hopefully) weeks away from our first frost of the season, it isn’t too early to plan, plant, and enjoy vibrant fall colors in your landscape.
A visit to your local garden center is sure to inspire, but here are a few tried and true ideas for your garden:
Pansies: There are numerous fall pansy mixes available this time of year including black & orange mixes for your Halloween décor. Or consider planting bright colors. Nothing brightens a dreary fall drizzly day like a burst of yellow in your garden.
Ornamental Grasses: Many ornamental grasses are at their prime in late summer and into fall. However, some varieties, such as little bluestem add interest and structure to your garden all year-round.
Mums: A conversation about beautiful Fall plants, must include Chrysanthemums, also know as Mums. Planted in the ground or decorative containers by your front door, they are easy to care for and come in a range of colors and flowers types.
A couple more ideas of beautiful Fall plants that are easy to care for and available at your local garden center are ornamental Kale (pictured below), ornamental cabbage, and Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan).