Video:Using Inexpensive Flowers for Fall Plantingwith Paul Filice
Have a bright and blossoming garden even when the leaves are falling off the treas. In this lawncare About.com video, learn how to use inexpensive flowers to plant a spectacular Fall garden.See Transcript
Transcript:Using Inexpensive Flowers for Fall Planting
Hi, I'm Paul Filice, President of Miner's ACE Hardware, here today on behalf of About.com to talk to you about using inexpensive flowers for Fall planting.
Chrysanthemums Bloom Around Thanksgiving
The first plant we're going to talk about are Mums (Chrysanthemums). They come in a variety of colors and bloom for months at a time. The best time to plant these are late Summer to early Fall, so they bloom around Thanksgiving. Once they've bloomed you can cut them back and they will re-bloom, and give you color until the end of November.
Cyclamen Bloom Around Christmas
The next plant I'll talk about are Cyclamen. They also come in a variety of colors--mostly reds, and whites, and some pinks. These are best planted in October and November so they bloom around December and Christmas time. They'll often linger, depending on weather, through January, also blooming for a few months.
Flowering Cabbages is a Low Maintenance Option
The third inexpensive plant we're going to talk about for Fall planting are ornamental and flowering cabbages. They bring instant color to your yard, and won't do much and require low maintenance. The ornamental cabbage is an annual and will last for about two months. It will then have to be removed from your yard and replaced with another plant. Another option for cheap plants in the Fall is Aster. It serves as a great bulb blanket and will bloom for months at a time. It comes in a variety of colors, and please consult your local experts to find out which species is right for you.
And those are some of your options for cheap flowers for Fall planting. Thanks for watching and to learn more, go to About.com