Knowing what to plant, when to plant it and where it grows best can be a tricky business. But if you want a colourful garden for every season, all you really need to get dug in are the flowering times. So Primrose created this infographic as a handy visual guide for when flowers bloom. Simply pick the plants for each season that will suit the conditions best in your garden. Then you’ll be sure to have luscious planting whichever time of year!
Violas, cyclamen, and ornamental kale are typical recommendations for fall gardens. But what if you’re looking for a different, more unique look this fall? I’ve got three suggestions, and I invite you to share your favorite fall flowers in the comments. Together we should be able to make a pretty good list!
One of my favorite varieties is ‘Zeolight.’ It’s flowers change from bronzy orange petals and fade to a delicate light pink.
A grower I met at the Garden Writers Symposium told me that Europeans like giving hellebores as hostess gifts that can be planted in the garden after the plants are done blooming. Sounds wonderful to me.
Check out a variety called ‘Onyx Odyssey’ that has double black flowers. The flowers hold their deepest-purple color for three months or more. Stunning.
Autumn is the season of the primary harvest. Autumn falls during September – November in the Northern hemisphere, and during September – November in the Southern hemisphere. Crops are harvested during Autumn. Beautiful leaves that change color are at their best.
Cool-season flowers bring a splash of color to your garden right when you need it most.
Where freezes are infrequent, you can plant cheery pansies (pictured), snapdragons, English daisies, and more from early fall through late winter. They’ll overwinter, filling your borders, containers, and pocket gardens with months of flower power.
In cold climates, plants will die off in winter but can be planted again in spring.
Look for sturdy plants with good leaf color in six-packs and 4-inch containers. Click ahead for some of our favorite picks for the cool season.