|Beautiful potted plants welcomed me on a recent visit to Chanticleer Gardens|
|Our sunflower seed giveaway helped kids enjoy pollinators like bees and butterflies|
Many annuals, including petunias, calibrachoa, verbena and dusty miller, will grow in our hot summer temperatures but also do well in cooler fall weather. In fact, they will handle fall frosts quite well.
|Annuals echo fall colors|
|Glamour kale has beautiful fall color and is frost hardy|
The early fall months are also a good time to transition tropical plants and houseplant back indoors. Keep in mind that they are humidity-loving plants and add pebble trays or even a humidifier to keep the plants healthy.
|Begonias and philodendron add some fall color to the indoors|
Speaking of bulbs, September is an ideal time to shop for bulbs, while the selection is good. But wait until October and November to plant spring flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips. Alliums, crocus, hyacinths and a host of other minor bulbs should be selected soon too, but wait until we have a couple of frosts before planting.
|Art in the spring garden at Longwood|
|Start planning soon for incredible spring color. Plant spring flowering trees and bulbs this fall.|