In many areas, mums are the go-to for fall color in the garden and containers. For something a little less expected, try these annuals that stand up to cool temperatures and come in colors suited for autumn.
In general, fall is the best season to plant shrubs (among most other types of plants, too). Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, and many gardeners seem to count arborvitae among them.
Fall is prime time for planting spring-blooming bulbs and, of course, cool-season annuals for late color. It’s well known that fall is also the ideal planting time for most trees and shrubs. Not so common knowledge: fall is a great …
Many of the colors of autumn that we use to adorn our homes can easily be grown in the home garden. Bonus: You get to decide what they are, and you can have the most unique display!
Most gardeners clean up their garden to some degree in fall. Some do a thorough cutting back of perennials while others leave their plants standing all winter and still others fall somewhere in between these extremes.
Here’s the general guideline for the timing of fall bulb planting according to soil temperature.
Peonies can be planted in fall or spring, but there are a few reasons why fall is the better choice—so when you’re purchasing bulbs to plant this fall, pick up a few bare-root peonies, too.
Virtues: We love Sugar Shcak buttonbush for its curious round summer flowers, ornamental red fruit and bright fall foliage. Its bare stems and branches are attractive in winter. This adaptable US-native shrub is the perfect size for today’s small yards …
Virtues: We love doublefile viburnumn, or Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’, for its showy spring flowers and its red to purple fall foliage. This beautiful garden shrub also has a very nice branch structure.
There is an abundance of cool-season veggies to choose from when planning a fall garden. Timing is key: for warm regions, crops should be planted from late summer to early fall to be harvested in late fall to early spring. …
My forsythia seems to be blooming now, in the fall. How is that possible, since this is a spring-blooming shrub?