10 Tips for a Fabulous Fall Flower Garden
Enjoy the cooler fall weather outdoors with a gorgeous fall flower garden.
Plan Your Fall Flower Garden Early
For the best selection of annuals and perennials that shine in the fall, shop in the spring, when garden centers have the largest selection. You can always add to your landscape when other fall annuals become available.
Plant Fall Flowers Together
Mix It Up
Add Color to Your Fall Garden
Choose plants that complement the traditional fall palette to make colors even more vibrant. On the color wheel, green complements red, blue complements orange and purple compliments yellow.
Fill In With Fall Annuals
By autumn, a few spring and early-summer plants may have died back, leaving you with gaps to fill. Buy cool-season annuals, or start them from seed in midsummer.
Put Out More Fall Flower Pots
Don’t Forget To Water
The sun-drenched days of summer may be over, but your garden still needs water to survive. If your landscape isn’t getting enough rain, water any new plants, as well as existing ones, until the ground freezes.
Trim and Prune Fall Flower Gardens
Skip Fall Fertilizer
Plant growth should slow before winter sets in, so don’t encourage it with fertilizers. You can continue feeding container plants, though, to extend their late-season beauty.
Know Your Frost Date