Refresh for Fall
Cooler temps and the coming fall season call for a refresh of your porch, containers, and beds.
5 Ways to Refresh Your Garden and Containers for Fall
September is the time to plant mums! Mums are the perfect way to welcome in the autumn season, bringing beautiful fall color to gardens and containers. Mums are perennial when planted in the ground!
Add Cool-Season Flowers and Evergreen Perennials to Your Container Gardens
After removing summer annuals that are past their prime, fill in the gaps in your containers with evergreen perennials, such as coral bells (heuchera), sedge and sweet flag (dwarf grasses), evergreen ferns (autumn, holly, tassel). Starting in October through mid-November, you can add in cool season flowers like pansies, violas, and snapdragons that will bloom until frost! Pansies, violas, snapdragons, ornamental cabbage & kale are “cool-season annuals” that will *live through the winter.* Until they arrive, we have plenty of blooms for early fall, that will bloom until the first freeze, or even longer for marigolds and petunias (down to 28 degrees/late fall).
Focus on Evergreen Herbs
Evergreen herbs like parsley, thyme, oregano, rosemary add scent and texture to cool-season gardens. Plus, they are super useful in the kitchen! And they are deer resistant!
Plant Cool Season Veggies
Your fall and winter garden can include things like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage/kale, collards, and lettuce. Yum! These veggies arrive late September/early October.
Add Fall Decor!
Wreaths, pumpkins, and other seasonal décor items work beautifully with the refresh of fall plants and flowers. We love that these can then be used every fall!
Now’s The Time For Landscaping Projects
Fall (September, October, November) is also the ideal time to plant perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers. This is the best time to tackle those landscaping projects!