Orange you glad it’s fall? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Orange has never been a favorite color of mine, 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. There is a good variety including chrysanthemums, pansies, fall zinnias. I couldn’t resist picking up a few for myself. The yellow lantana, pink vinca, and red geraniums are gone, and have made way to a new lineup of orange.
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.
Zinnias are generally thought of as summer flowers, but I bought a pot of new fall zinnias a few weeks back for one of my blog post on rusty containers. The orange petals look great against the brown, rusty mailbox. I’ll 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. By July, they were becoming leggy, and needed to be cut back.
Fall is a new season for the garden, and a great variety of orange flowers are available to add color to your garden. There is no reason your fall garden can’t be as pretty as your spring and summer one.
Happy Fall Ya’ll