Create a Bold, Beautiful Autumn Flower Bed

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandra Nickel REALTORS

Autumn gardens bring to mind vivid, jewel toned hues such as scarlet, deep purples and gold.  It is not too late to add a burst of autumn colors to your landscaping.  But, before planting, research what kind of flowers and plants will do best in your area.  To help, here is a list of some that will thrive in Montgomery. Hardiness Zones 8A & 8B

Goldenrod: This low maintenance beauty has been erroneously blamed for causing hay-fever.  The real culprit is rag weed.  The pollen in goldenrod is too heavy to fly in the air.  Instead, it sticks to the legs of the butterflies and insects that feed on its nectar.  It blooms late in the season and is deer and drought resistant.

Chrysanthemums:  Commonly called “mums”, these richly hued plants are true sign       of fall. When buying mums, look for ones labeled “hardy mums” or “garden mums” for the best chance of having them thrive throughout the season.  Plant them as soon as you buy them.  Late August is not too early.  Given the opportunity to develop a strong root system, they will last longer. When to Plant Mums

Helenium: Part of the daisy family, this cheery flower blooms in yellow, orange and red bringing a vibrant ambiance to your garden. These tough, easy-to-grow perennials bloom late in the season and last a long time.

Asters: Available in a variety of hues in shades of pink, purple, blue and white, these perennials bloom from mid to late fall.  Loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators, they provide a late feeding opportunity for them.   Plant them as soon as they are available in early fall so that they can establish a strong root system.

​Pansies: One of the most popular cool weather annuals, pansies are favorites for fall flowerbeds. They are very hardy and can continue to bloom through winter and into spring, thereby adding lively color to your garden almost year ‘round! The ideal time to plant pansies in hardiness zone 8 is late October.

With temperatures cooling a bit, now is a great time to get outside and bring a bold, beautiful autumn aesthetic to your flower beds!

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, let Sandra Nickel and her Hat Team of Professionals assist you with all your real estate needs!  Call them today at 334-834-1500!

Comments (4)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sandra - there is much said about the arrival of Spring and the beauty of flowers in that season.  While different, that same experience is possible during Autumn/Fall.  Thanks for sharing the nice photos.  

Sep 24, 2020 09:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share. 

Our dahlias are still blooming in Maryland.

Sep 24, 2020 09:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sandra,  Thanks for sharing this information and the nice pictures.  It is so nice to be able to enjoy a splash of color in the yard, spring, summer and fall.

Sep 24, 2020 04:18 PM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Gardening can be a soothing art as is most hobbies I am glad to see your post. 

Sep 27, 2020 08:15 PM