Fall is here! Well maybe not officially. but after having seen my breath several mornings in a row, I know that Summer is over. While I am not crazy about this because it meaning Winter is right around the corner, I am happy because it gives me a chance to start planning for Spring.
Check out Find beauty in the Fall for ideas to go into your garden, yard and flower beds.
First up for us, planting bulbs. With our huge squirrel and deer population - daffodils are our bulbs of choice since they don't seem to be the tasty snack that tulips are.
Next up, getting color into the Fall landscape. I know that just because we have cooler weather, it doesn't mean I can't have color in my flower beds and pots. Mums are a great flowering plant that lasts until the bitter end of the growing season. They come in a variety of colors, though the maroons and yellows are my favorites! We have a white house and those colors just pop against the white background.
This Fall I am going to combine my love of pumpkins with my love of mums. Once the pumpkins are available (we have several weeks yet before they will start showing up at the local farmer's market or area farms), the plan is to get a couple of good sized pumpkins, hollow them out to create a pot (making sure to drill a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage), fill them with Miracle-Gro potting mix and plant my mums right inside. Something like this!
Source: The Stir via Pinterest
Isn't that gorgeous?!? Once Halloween is over, I can cut the pumpkin off and plant the mums in my flower beds, right along with the Miracle-Gro potting mix to fertilize them during the rest of the Fall and then again in the Spring so they can grow again next year and give me more Fall color. Sounds like a win, win to me!
Make sure to check out Miracle-Gro Facebook page to connect with other gardeners and to share stories and photos of all the things in your garden that love Miracle-Gro.
And don't forget to check out other Fall gardening ideas from Miracle-Gro. Projects like planting trees and shrubs, growing cool weather veggies like lettuces and chard, and fertilizing before winter.