Many people think of gardening as solely a spring and summer hobby, but it doesn’t have to be. Fall is a great time to landscape and then start to grow some truly spectacular flowers and grasses, especially if you have container gardens. With the days getting shorter and temperatures cooling down, these hardy beauties will be the perfect thing to liven up your yard.
The Black-eyed Susan is a beautiful flower of fall. The yellow petals group around a black center for a bold, striking combination. The arrangement of the petals is daisy-like but there is nothing dainty about the personality of this gorgeous flower.
Sweet Alyssum is a wonderful addition to any fall garden, acting as a carpeting ground cover or a waterfall of color over the side of a container. This beautiful, delicate-looking blossom is hardy enough to bloom throughout the fall and it gives off a nice aroma too.
Ornamental peppers are not meant to be eaten so you don’t have to worry about them needing long sunny days to ripen. The peppers remain small and cluster together giving the look of flowers against the green foliage, making for some truly eye-catching landscaping. The peppers come in a variety of interesting shapes and colors, including red, yellow, orange, and purple.
Dianthus is another beautiful flower with an enchanting aroma. These fascinating and slightly spiky looking flowers come in a range of colors from white and pink to red to purple and they will bloom throughout the cool season.
This is an incredibly hardy plant that will stand up to even the coldest fall temperatures. It is also called flowering cabbage and the color and texture are produced by the leaves, not actual flowers. It is an interesting way to integrate texture into your fall blooms, but don’t try to eat it – flowering kale is only pretty, not tasty.
Celosia is another fascinating, spiky bloom that grows in traditional fall colors: red, orange, yellow, and burgundy. This bloom adds vertical interest to almost any garden bed or container and the flame-like flowers welcome in the fall season like no others.
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