We plant flowers to welcome the spring and brighten our receding winter landscapes. We add color to the summer garden and often admire them from the comfort of our air-conditioned home. But the time of year when we step back outside to enjoy the cooler autumn temperatures, our gardens are often left barren. Leaving fall color to only the trees and the mums planted at your front door. Take advantage of the pleasant temperatures and extend your garden palette with these 5 must-have perennials for fall color.
Ornamental grasses provide a low-maintenance option that many homeowners are wanting. Caring for ornamental grasses often requires nothing more than watering during establishment and enjoying the spectacular texture and form the rest of the year. By March, however, your ornamental grasses become far more messy than magnificent. Here’s what you need to know about pruning your ornamental grasses.
If you’ve ever planted a hardy mum in the fall and hoped for its return the following spring, only to be left with an empty spot in your garden, you’re not alone. Yes, hardy does imply that your mum will survive the winter. It also implies a shrug and a well, maybe from the garden center staff. Here’s why hardy doesn’t necessarily mean that your mum will survive the winter.
Autumn in Missouri is packed full with pumpkins, sweaters, fall colors, and apple cider. But, one adventure that you should add to your autumn to-do list is a visit to the garden center. With the warmer days and cooler nights, fall creates the perfect environment for planting. And, most importantly, for creating root growth.
Autumn allergies abound this time of the year and the leading plant to take the blame is goldenrod. But, my friends, goldenrod is not the culprit of your sniffles and sneezles. In a case of mistaken identity, goldenrod takes the full blame for fall time hay-fever. The real culprit hides, camouflaged, behind the blooming beauty that is goldenrod. What is behind your autumn misery? Ragweed.
Autumn is the perfect time to plant. It’s also a great time to re-evaluate your garden and landscape. It’s the time of year to openly gawk at your garden and ask yourself, what is missing now and what was missing this past summer. Find out how to improve your garden and extend its season with these 5 tips.
Mums are the epitome of fall, not only bringing in the season but screaming its entry.
They’re quite impressive really. Very few plants can claim that their color encompasses the entire fall color wheel and look equally great planted in formal cast iron urns or simple wheelbarrows!
Pruning all your perennials down in the fall seems like it would be the correct thing to do, right? I get it, you have beautiful fall weather, you’re already raking leaves and it just makes sense to cut down the perennials and move on with the up-coming holiday season. Unfortunately what we want and what our plants need aren’t always the same thing. Here are answers to some common perennial winterization questions.
Fall. The time of year where we enjoy autumns radiant reds, brilliant oranges, luminous yellows and the yellowing of evergreen needles? Well, yes. But this shouldn’t cause a panic or create any fear that you may lose your evergreen, it is simply the natural progression of plants.
It’s that time of the year again…You know, late fall / early winter, the time when both the leaves and temperatures have fallen leaving our gardens dreary, desolate places. All of our summer flowering splendor has died back to the ground or have become bare stems that serve no visual purpose.