With summer drawing to a close it is time to think about what we can plant in the fall. In fact fall is the perfect time for planting several vegetables as well as bulbs for spring flowers. Also many annual and perennial flowers are best planted at this season. I came across these eight fall planting ideas on the Hometalk website.
Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean that your green thumb needs to hibernate for the winter. Fall is the perfect time for planting garlic and certain tasty vegetables, as well as perennial flower bulbs that will greet you with beautiful blooms come spring. Read more for 8 ways you can enjoy your garden this autumn!Container gardens are like movable works of art that allow you to arrange plants in beautiful combinations and keep them up close on your porch or patio, where you can really enjoy their colors while relaxing on nice cool fall afternoons. And when the colder weather gets here, you can protect your plants by moving them to the garage or basement for storage. Colorful mums are perfect for your autumn container garden, where their fall jewel tones will really pop. Click here for some fall-themed container garden ideas.Did you know that there are over 600 types of garlic, and most grocery store only sell two? Heirloom garlic cultivars have a huge range of flavor, from hot and spicy to sweet garlic that’s perfect for roasting and spreading on toasted French bread. Fall is the ideal time to plant garlic, because the bulbs need to barely begin to sprout before the first hard frost, and then lie dormant during the winter before shooting up again in the spring for a summer harvest. Click here to find out all about planting your own garlic.Fall is also the perfect time to plant most spring-blooming perennial flowers, such as tulips and bearded irises. Like garlic, their bulbs need a dormant period during the winter to prepare them for spring growth. Click here to learn about planting 5 gorgeous perennial flowers this fall, and beautify your spring!