Fall is simply beautiful. With the changing colors and cooling temperatures come more challenging conditions for growing flowers as winter approaches. Keep color in your gardens with these flowers. Some varieties may also be planted in the mid to late summer to provide a fresh crop of flowers for your holiday tables. Enjoy the shining faces of a bundle of sunflowers right from the garden. Pair them with colorful oak leaves from your trees, wildflowers, or other traditional cut flowers. I love creating small bud vases that can be placed around the house for small pops of color as the shadow of winter approaches.
We hope you enjoy planning your gardens for the coming year. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the needs of each flower type you select. While all of these flowers will bloom into the fall season, not all of them grow in the same regions. If there is a particular flower you are interested in, but it requires more time to mature than you have available, try using season-extending devices like a hoop house or high tunnel. These can give you an additional 3-4 weeks of growing time in the fall to get that last crop of flowers or vegetables.
For more information regarding how long it takes to grow each flower, check out the specific product page for the varieties you are interested in. Further growing information is best found through your local extension office or university. We have compiled a list of helpful university resources for each state to get the most accurate growing advice for each region of the United States. You may also find some helpful advice from universities of other states with similar growing conditions. Find all of the links on our USDA Hardiness Zones By State information page.
We would love to see the progress of your gardens. Share them online with @TrueLeafMarket on Facebook and Instagram. Leave your favorite flower combinations in the comments below!