The weather is getting cooler but that doesn’t mean your yard and container pots need to be drab. You can add that pop of color easily with fall annuals. We have a large variety of blooming fall annuals for sale and our experienced staff will help you choose the right plants for the right place to ensure your efforts succeed beautifully.
Annuals are plants that flower and die in the same growing season. Even though they last a short time, they add so much color and beauty to your garden that they are considered an integral part of your landscape. Some do well in shade, some in sunny areas and some in partially sunny spots so no matter what planting space you have, there are annuals that will work perfectly for you. Annuals are versatile and can be used in landscape beds, in window boxes, hanging baskets, containers or to border perennial plants in your beds. You are only limited by your imagination!
In the fall and winter there are few flowers that will bloom and produce lots of color despite the cold weather. Mums are one of these fall annuals and you’ll see these brightly colored beauties spilling out of patio pots, planted en masse in landscaping beds or in a fall decorating tableau on a front porch.
Pansies & Violas
Two fall (and winter) annual plant favorites are Pansies and Violas. They are so similar that people often confuse them, even experienced gardeners. Surprisingly, one of the sturdiest plants are pansies. Pansies look and act a lot like violas but they have a much larger flower, and larger leaves as well. Another difference between the two fall favorites is that pansies usually only have a few flowers at a time whereas violas have a smaller flower but more blooms. Not sure which is which? Our knowledgeable sales staff can help you pick the right ones for your yard and patio.
Ornamental Cabbage & Kale
These beauties are not for the dinner table! It’s hard to beat them for outright drama in the fall garden. Plant them individually or as mass plantings to make a statement this fall and winter.
Although they are edible, ornamental peppers are grown for their looks, not their taste. Use them as bed plants in the garden or plant them in pots so you can enjoy them on your deck, patio or porch.
Stop by Patuxent Nursery today and get a head start on your fall planting! Our sales staff will be happy to help you find the right fall annuals for your pots and yard.
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