Spring is the time of new beginnings and gardeners are looking to emergence of new growth which will flower from now and well into summer. But spare a thought for later in the year when the summer flowers are past their best and make sure you have some plants ready to carry on the color into Fall. This article by Marianne Lipanovich which I found on the Houzz website describes twenty annuals and perennials that you can grow to cover this part of the season.
Gardeners tend to get excited about spring, looking forward to trying out new plants and maybe even making a big move and changing their landscapes. And in summer there’s the joy of the garden in full bloom, and most fruit trees and vegetable gardens produce abundantly. By September, though, even the most avid gardener can start to feel worn out, and the best-tended garden can start to look a little tired.
That’s too bad, because gardening in the fall can be delightful. The weather is generally cooler than in summer (except in places like San Francisco), yet the garden doesn’t need as much care as in the spring .To rejuvenate both your garden and your own gardening enthusiasm, why not plant some fall-blooming annuals and perennials? The annuals may be short lived if you have an early frost, but they’ll certainly brighten things up until then. The perennials might also be low producers this first fall, but think what you’ll have to look forward to in future years.
Those who live in mild-winter or desert climates have it even better; many of these plants will continue blooming into winter.
Go to the next page to see which plants are suggested for fall blooming