Fall is a Great Time to Plant

Perk up the fall garden with Chrysanthemums in lavender, white, cream, burgundy, yellow and bronze. Mums are available in a multitude of varieties. We have button mums, daisy mums and mums with flowers like rounded globes as well as mums with flat flowers, fringed flowers and quill and spoon shaped flowers.  Chrysanthemums are some of the easiest plants to grow and they love our full Colorado sun.  You can plant them in the ground or cluster them in pots.  Do you have a French Garden or container filled  with summer annuals that looks like it needs a little more color?  Revitalize it by removing a few of the spent annuals and adding some colorful mums.


It's almost pumpkin time. If you like to decorate with gourds, squash and pumpkins, think about adding mums in bronze, yellow, orange and burgundy colors to your displays.  Add a few fall leaves and you're set until Thanksgiving.


Rudbeckias can also be just the thing for adding a quick blast of fall color to the garden.  Commonly referred to as Black Eyed Susan, Brown Eyed Susan, Irish Eyes or Prarie Sun, these plants are generally treated as annuals in Boulder. Occasionally the plants themselves will actually come back the next year, and they may also reseed themselves if the conditions are just right.  


We love rudbeckias in mixed flower arrangements. Their flowers are long lasting and make the perfect summer bouquet mixed with other garden annuals.


Winter pansies are always a delight.  Plant them now and they'll give you color this fall.  They'll bloom sporadically through the winter and next spring, they'll be one of the first things up in a riot of color.  Our Boulder winter was mild enough last year that the pansies we planted in front of the Sturtz and Copeland entrance last fall bloomed all winter long.