It’s time to fall in love with with our gardens once again as the next season ignites with color. Fall is a riot of bold colors, bright blooms, and fresh flavor. Warm days, cold nights, and no bugs! If you’re seeking some ideas and inspiration for how to refresh your flower beds, raised beds, pots, planters, porches, or front door decor, let your favorite fall plants lead the way.
Annuals for Pots, Planters, and Front Door Decor: Mums, pansies, petunia, heather, verbena, nemesia, alyssum, scaevola, calibrachoa, leadwort, bidens hybrid, lantana, and sunflower, to name just a few. Flowering will slow as the days shorten, but you can also leverage the ornamental features and foliage of cabbage, pepper, sedge, grass, millet, eucalyptus, dusty miller, heuchera, ajuga, sedum, wormwood, ivy, and celosia, for vivid color.
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The fall harvest means good eatin’! Crops are still going strong. For herbs, we currently have cilantro, basil, thyme, rosemary, dill, lemon grass, lemon verbena, parsley, and more. Fall vegetables, which can also be used in your planters and borders, include: Kale, lettuce, chard, beets, bok choy, and pumpkin, to name only a few. Apples, pears, figs, raspberries, and early blueberries are also ripening. Pies, sauce, salads, preserves – enjoy that harvest!