Flowers for the Cooler Season

Flowers for the Cooler SeasonThe first chill has arrived whether you were eagerly awaiting it or dreading it. Most gardeners are just itching to make their planting for the next season when fall arrives, but this is a game of patience and you have to find the right moment. Fall and winter flowers need the cool air to enhance their performance.

There is a long list of plantings for fall and many gardener’s favourites are found on it. You may have already seen alyssum, petunias, pansies and dianthus in flower beds and hanging baskets. Many gardeners prefer to purchase flowers that are already blooming, yet some of the best cool weather flowers like delphinium and California poppies are only in their green stage at this point.

This is why it is important to know your flowers and what to expect from them at every time of year. Like some of the flowers already mentioned some are not good performers until the late winter to early spring months but need to be planted right now. Geraniums, alyssum and snapdragons on the other hand are already blooming and will continue to bloom until spring if they do not get affected by a freeze.

Your safest bet of course are pansies and violas as they are extremely resistant to freeze. Sometimes even after a hard freeze they are able to bloom.

[Via: OrlandoSentinel.com]

Flowers for the Cooler Season was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by admin
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