Orange you glad it’s fall? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Orange has never been my color, but you can’t decorate for fall without orange. That goes for the garden too. Orange flowers for the fall garden are at all the garden centers. I couldn’t resist a few myself.
Orange chrysanthemums were at the local hardware store when I stepped in for ceiling paint. Chrysanthemums were my father’s favorite, and I can’t help but think of him when I see them. Chrysanthemums are perennials. Cut them back after blooming and in the spring until around July. That way you will have fall blooms.
I bought a pot of new fall zinnias a few weeks back for one of my blog post on rusty containers. They have been planted and are looking great. Save the seeds for next year’s garden.
Fall wouldn’t be fall without pansies which will die back during the winter, but come back in the spring. Last year we had a mild winter and mine lasted all year. I pulled them up when the hot summer temperatures hit.
One of my Halloween posts last year included painting an old mailbox with the letters BOO! I had purchased orange blanket flowers or Gaillardia for the first time and they were a perfect fit for the mailbox. It is a member of the sunflower family and is a perennial. Even though the winter was mild, mine did not come back in the spring.
Fall is a new season for the garden, and a great variety of orange flowers are available to add color to the season.
Happy Fall Ya’ll
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