Mums

These classic fall flowers boast various bloom sizes and hundreds of colors. They look beautiful in containers, but to have a chance of coming back next year, they should be planted in the ground with a good layer of mulch. Most mums will survive a light frost to continue providing color well into the fall season. Mums that are planted in the fall may not have time to take root and become established as perennial plants, but their low cost and availability leads most to consider them annuals, anyway.

Plant mums in well-drained soil where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Keep them well watered so they don’t wilt. To achieve that beautiful, domed appearance full of blooms, pinch about half of the tender new growth at the top of the shoot. Pinch some stems with buds and some without — just spend a few minutes every 2 to 4 weeks will produce a full plant.

Pansies

pansies

 

Don’t let the name fool you — pansies are tough plants! Available in a wide array of colors, these vibrant plants do well when planted in the fall where they can get maximum sun. 

They like rich, well-drained soil high in organic matter, and full sun or partial shade.

 

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

 

Though these cousins of the familiar vegetables actually produce leaves, not flowers, they can hold their own in a landscaping beauty contest. The deep, bold colors grow to diameters of of 18 to 24 inches and grow to 18 to 24 inches in height. 

The barren winter months will descent on central Indiana soon enough. In the mean time, enjoy every last opportunity eo enjoy the beauty of the season with these plants that can tolerate the cooler autumn weather.

Contact Landscape Solutions to Provide Your Landscaping Services

If you are a property manager or president of a homeowner’s association, Landscape Solutions can provide landscaping services as well as snow and ice removal through the winter. Contact Landscape Solutions for more information.

Mums

These classic fall flowers boast various bloom sizes and hundreds of colors. They look beautiful in containers, but to have a chance of coming back next year, they should be planted in the ground with a good layer of mulch. Most mums will survive a light frost to continue providing color well into the fall season. Mums that are planted in the fall may not have time to take root and become established as perennial plants, but their low cost and availability leads most to consider them annuals, anyway.

Plant mums in well-drained soil where they will get at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Keep them well watered so they don’t wilt. To achieve that beautiful, domed appearance full of blooms, pinch about half of the tender new growth at the top of the shoot. Pinch some stems with buds and some without — just spend a few minutes every 2 to 4 weeks will produce a full plant.

Pansies

pansies

 

Don’t let the name fool you — pansies are tough plants! Available in a wide array of colors, these vibrant plants do well when planted in the fall where they can get maximum sun. 

They like rich, well-drained soil high in organic matter, and full sun or partial shade.

 

Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

 

Though these cousins of the familiar vegetables actually produce leaves, not flowers, they can hold their own in a landscaping beauty contest. The deep, bold colors grow to diameters of of 18 to 24 inches and grow to 18 to 24 inches in height. 

The barren winter months will descent on central Indiana soon enough. In the mean time, enjoy every last opportunity eo enjoy the beauty of the season with these plants that can tolerate the cooler autumn weather.

Contact Landscape Solutions to Provide Your Landscaping Services

If you are a property manager or president of a homeowner’s association, Landscape Solutions can provide landscaping services as well as snow and ice removal through the winter. Contact Landscape Solutions for more information.

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