Perennial and annual plants to beautify the fall garden.
Asters are brightly colored fall blooming perennials available in pink, blue or white. Feeding and watering the plants when planting in fall and again in the spring of next year will promote healthy growth. Pinching the plants during the spring and early summer will keep the plants full and sturdy.
Planted these perennials in the fall in containers or the flower bed will brighten up any fall garden. The trick to getting mums to survive the winter in the perennial bed is to ensure that the plants are watered regularly. This allows the roots to grow and helps with winter survival. Mums are heavy feeders, so fertilize the plans now and several times over the next spring. Pinch the plants during spring growth to promote thick, full flowering plants.
This perennial is a good late blooming fall plant with white daisy flowers with yellow centers, similar to shasta daisies. These plants are very hardy and can grow in sandy soil such as beach environments. Pruning in the spring is recommended or the plants will tend to grow too tall and leggy.
Sedum Autumn Joy:
This perennial is a nice addition to the perennial garden. Sedums will tolerate drought conditions and full hot sun. The plants have interesting foliage in spring and summer, although they don’t show the flower color until late summer the buds will form early in summer and continue to grow throughout the season, addition structure to the flower bed.
Ornamental Kale or Cabbage. Pansies and Violas:
Fall color can be added to containers or flower beds by utilizing ornamental cabbage, kale, pansies and.violas. The colored foliage on kale and cabbage intensifies with the cold weather. An added benefit by utilizing these plants is the fact that they will usually perform until the end of December. Pansies and violas can survive the winter and put on a second display of color in the following Spring.
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