Summer is coming to an end and many summer gardens may be reaching an ends as well. Like they say, when one door closes another opens. Fall is up next and it is an amazing time to do some new planting! Unlike in spring, when you have to wait for soil to warm up, soil is still pretty warm in the fall which is the canvas of garden opportunity. Here are five plants that do great when planted in the fall.
The great thing about spring bulbs is that they actually need a cold period of time to bloom. So winter should not be a problem with these plants. If you plant them in the fall then they will be absolutely gorgeous in the spring! Some spring bulbs that most pests avoid eating are daffodils, grape hyacinth, crown imperial, Siberian squill, allium, fritillaria, English bluebell, and snowdrop.
Pansies do very well when planted in the fall because the warm soil allows the roots to, well, take root and become established. Also, planting them in fall allows for two seasons of pansies, instead of just one. When you plant these flowers in this season it is important to remember a few procedures. First, get rid of spent flowers to conserve the plant’s energy and be sure to keep the soil well moisturized. Then, when and/or if the soil freezes mulch the plants and provide thawing cycles.