Knowing what flowers to plant in the fall will help you to enjoy them in the fall and in the spring as well. This article will explore which plants work best for Arizona.
Landscape Design and What Flowers to Plant in the Fall
Let’s start with bulb flowers. There is an old saying “to get tulips in the spring, you need to plant bulbs in the fall.” Okay, there is no old saying, we made that one up. It is true however, that you want to plant bulb flowers such as tulips, irises, daffodils, crocuses, and narcissus, as well as amaryllis in the fall. If you buy your bulbs in advance of your planting time, keep them in a cool dry place. Temperatures higher than 70º F. can damage the small seedling inside the bulb. A lot of spring blooming flowers grow from bulbs that must be planted in the fall, while annuals that prefer cooler temperatures are planted in early fall. Some example of non-bulb flowers that grow in the autumn include mums, zinnias, and petunias. Consult a landscape design professional for tips on what flowers to plant in the fall.
Depending on your needs, you can either grow fall annuals in containers or plant them directly in your garden. Container displays are easy to clean up when the season is over, while you’re going to have to do a bit of digging to take out fall flowers. Regardless of whether you’re looking at bulbs or seeds, you want to make sure that the location you’re looking at is suitable for the type of flowers you’re planting.
Flowers for The Fall: Light, Temperature and Soil Types
In selecting a site for planting bulb flowers, be aware that bulbs need full sun. Pick a site with at least five hours of direct sunlight each day. In Arizona, make sure that you either consult a landscape service regarding how much water you’re going to need, or look up information about the amount of water they’re going to need. When in doubt, a good rule of thumb is once a week.
You want your garden to be beautiful. Flowers are a definite morale boost. So start out with a bit of knowledge. Know what flowers to plant in the fall.
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