Best Plants to Plant in Fall for Spring Delightful Blooms
If you think fall is too early to plant your spring garden, think again! Spring is prime time for some of the showiest bulbs that epitomize a spring garden. In fact, fall is actually the ideal time to plant many bulbs and perennials that will bring color, texture, and seasonal interest to your spring landscape. Here, we’ll explore some of the best plants to plant in fall so you can enjoy their beauty in the spring.
Why Plant Bulbs and Other Perennials in the Fall?
Planting in the fall is ideal for many perennials. Bulbs, in particular, need a period of cold in order to bloom, which is why it’s best to plant them in the fall to ensure spring blooms. However, many other perennials find fall more conducive to ground establishment than summer. The cooler temperatures are preferable to many plants as opposed to the extreme heat of summer. Fall often provides consistent weather conditions that are ideal for plant growth, and its cooler temperatures provide natural pest control.
Best Plants to Plant for Spring Gardens
Before planting any of the following, be sure to prepare your ground with some good planting soil and attention to each plant’s location and care requirements. Many of the plants listed here are quite hardy and are happily quite low maintenance.
Allium offers a pop of bold purple color to your spring landscape. These ornamental onion plants are dazzling perennials that thrive in full sun. Some of the most reliable and showy allium types include Gladiator and Globemaster. Because of their subtle onion scent, these plants also feature some natural pest-repellent properties.
Snowdrops are early spring bloomers that prefer partial to full shade. They feature delicate white bell-shaped flowers and pale green foliage. ‘Giant’ snowdrops are the largest variety of snowdrops.
Tulips are the unrivaled stars of spring gardens given their popularity and sheer variety. When choosing them, you’ll find that some prefer full sun while others thrive in partial shade, so be sure to consider their individual needs when choosing a planting location.
Nothing quite announces that spring has arrived quite like a daffodil. They’re the roosters of the early spring garden, trumpeting the presence of sunshine and warmer days. Daffodils require full sun. You should also give them some space because they like to spread out. There are also various types of daffodils. While many bloom in the early days of spring, others don’t bloom until mid-spring.
If you’re looking for a lovely plant to fill a partly sunny niche in your garden, consider spring crocus. These plants feature a light purple hue and are among the earliest plants that bloom in spring. Many gardeners find them ideal plantings for rock gardens or along garden borders.
Peonies and Azaleas
If you’re interested in installing larger plantings or shrubs, opt for early-blooming peonies or azaleas. You can plant these plants in the fall to achieve a glorious spring garden.
As The Fall Approaches, Start Thinking About What Plants To Plant In Fall For Pure Spring Delight
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