Fall garden flowers should be included into our landscape along with the trees and shrubs that give us those colorful fall leaves. Planting some fall garden flowers will make landscaping enthusiasts stand proud. He plants some annuals such as marigolds to mingle in between some other fall flowers to bring more color into the landscaping and garden for the fall months.
If the landscaping only has evergreen shrubs and trees you can add some non-living decorations such as gourds, carved pumpkins, cornstalks, or scarecrows along side some of your fall flowers. When should you plant your fall flowers? Unless you live in a warm climate zone you do not want to wait until fall to do your planting. Even living in the North the early days of August may to too hot to plant those fall flowers. You just may have to play by ear or the weather. Mid-to-late August are usually rainy periods and perfect times to plant fall flowers; sometimes August may be too hot and you will need to wait until early September.
Some homeowners that live in cold climate zones believe it better to plant the hardy fall flowers to be able to endure the first frost of the coming season. Dusty miller, flowering cabbages, chrysanthemum flowers, and ornamental kales will continue to give color to the landscape for some time after the onset of the frost. But do not be afraid to mix in some of the tender annuals into the landscape also; they may only be around for a short time but are still very beautiful.
Marigolds are one of those tender annuals and their blossoms are the classic fall colors such as gold, yellow, orange, and rust. Some people feel it is a waste of money to plant these flowers because they will not last very long. In some parts of the country you may find inexpensive flowers in the months of July and August. In the warmer climate zones you can probably find marigolds growing any time of the year. In the colder climates after the flowers go to seed, save the seeds and plant them into the garden in early spring and you can have those beautiful falls colors during the summer also.
A Silver Dust dusty miller, with the deep indentations along the edges of its leaves, will make a lovely contrast next to red salvia which has much smoother edged leaves. You can create a visual interest by planting closely together the chrysanthemum, with its small leaves and flowering cabbages or ornamental kales with their larger shaped leaves or rough-looking structures. Chrysanthemums have long been considered to be one of the most popular of the autumn flowers.
When is comes to fall flower gardening many gardeners have specific colors in mind. A classic color scheme for fall which is usually the red-yellow-orange combo reminds us of the fall harvest. Orange and yellow nasturtiums, soft yellow French marigolds, and the reddish-purple celosia make your fall garden of flowers ablaze with wonderful fall brilliance. A metallic color scheme is starting to become very popular for fall landscape design. The bronzes, silvers, and golds of the bronze coleus, Silver King artemisia, and the golden African marigolds look very beautiful together.
The colorful foliage of fall and their bright berries can add opulence to asters, chrysanthemums, and goldenrod. The Dogwood tree has some bright red fruit that shows well up against the green leaves and even after the foliage turns crimson along with the Hawthorn, a small tree with golden berries in the fall that turns bright red in winter will all add brilliance to the fall garden flowers. Your fall garden flowers can also be planted along side evergreen trees, plants, and shrubs; if mixed in with deciduous plants the entire area will produce beautiful fall foliage and flower color. These are only a few fall gardening ideas you can use for your front yard landscaping or backyard garden.