Fall Gardens are Spectacular!
Fall gardens are a feast for the senses with the bold combination of jewel toned perennials colors,
distinctly different scents than those of summer bloomers and the
varied textures of ornamental grasses. A little planning now will
ensure that next fall you are rewarded with a garden full of unexpected
color and contrast.
Now is the time to start planning your fall garden and if you have deer, you should check out a great article on deer resistant gardening that offers advice and practical knowledge that actually helps! Stop wasting your time and money with expensive deer repellent sprays and treatments, instead plant your garden using only deer resistant perennials and shrubs. We have compiled a complete list of deer resistant perennials based upon on own experience living and growing perennials and shrubs in high deer traffic areas.
planning a fall perennial garden remember that many fall bloomers are
quite robust plants that get very tall and leggy, growing foliage all
summer. Once they bloom, they are often top heavy. To ensure your fall
display is as glorious as it should be, you may need to stake fall
bloomers earlier in the season or do some selective pruning to
encourage stockier plants that are more self-supporting. Fall
perennials are easy to care for; at the farm we just trim them down by
50% and leave the rest of the clean-up until spring. This method
protects the crown of even the hardiest of perennials and ensures that
you will have a robust and blooming garden the following year. For
fertilizer tips and "what to do in your garden now" list visit our GARDENING section.
Fall Perennials that you must have: