Plant in Fall for a Luscious Spring and Summer Garden
Plant in Fall for a Luscious Spring and Summer Garden.
We all need something to look forward to these days and one of the best investments in your home and living space is planting seeds outdoors. Everyone knows about Fall harvest but did you know Fall can be the best time to plant your garden for a blossoming and gorgeous batch of flowers to greet you when the snow melts? Consider spending some time out in the yard today so you can reap the rewards in a few month's time. Plus, when you plant from seeds you can save yourself a pretty penny at the nursery come springtime. If a super bloom in your yard isn't enough incentive, perhaps the knowledge that gardening has numerous mood-boosting benefits and can even combat dementia is enough to get you to grab a trowel and get out there! Without further ado, here are some of the best seeds to sow in autumn: Shirley Poppies. Our first and favorite is these delightful little poppies. They're colorful, delicate, and it's hard not to crack a smile when you admire them out the window. Forget Me Nots. These classic symbols of spring are a gift that keeps on giving. They're self wedding in the summer months and will grace your garden yearly if you care for them. White Swan Echinacea. This choice of echinacea will bloom late into the summer when your other flowers may start wilting in the heat. Gaillardias. Our final recommendation is these fun and fiery colored flowers. Gaillardias are tough and can withstand a little wind and weather and keep your garden colorful and fun for weeks. If you can't be bothered to pick and plant flower seeds, consider just grabbing a few packs of wildflower seeds and spreading them around. Best case you get a wonderful bloom and worst case you give your weeds some aesthetic competition.