Fall: That time of year when we put away our swim gear and break out the scarves. While most think that the best season for vibrant plants is spring, we beg to differ! The change of seasons brings rich color to enhance the first cool fall breeze that we all know and love.
Alongside pumpkins and scarecrows, the Seville Farms family has a wide collection of fall plants that we eagerly look forward to enjoying each year. Need a few ideas for the best plants to add to your seasonal garden or home this year?
Here’s a list of our favorites:
- Texas Aster: This simple beauty blooms from September to November in this area and can be quite fragrant. Asters require little maintenance and can reach heights of up to three feet. You will yield best results planting in sandy, rocky, and well-drained soil and in full sun.
- Chrysanthemums: You may be thinking, “Are these the gargantuan mums that adorn Texans during football season?” Not quite. These golden beauties thrive in the Southern autumn and come in two varieties: Flattened or elongated with a tufted, rounded bloom. They perform best in full sun and thrive in rock gardens.
- Ginkgo: Adding a touch of guaranteed gold to your garden is a sure way to enjoy fall the right way. When a cool front comes in, the leaves suddenly change to an illustrious yellow and create a golden “carpet” on your garden when they fall. Place this tree in a location with deep, loose, well-drained soil.
- Goldenrod: Exactly as the name suggests, this richly colored plant can bring vibrancy to even the dreariest of gardens. Even better? This native perennial doesn’t cause hay fever. That is something to make every Southerner rejoice! Plant in well-drained, slightly acidic garden soil in full sun or part shade.
- Coleus: Nicknamed “Alabama Sunset,” this hearty plant will add bright splashes of color to any garden. Try planting it with a variety of flowers with varying colors to create a stunning display. Many varieties do well in both shade and part-sun.
Autumn in this region is a season of celebration, so why not add some fresh color to your home? We would love to see what you are planting this fall! Share your favorites with us on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SevilleFarms.
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