Autumn is the perfect time of year to revamp your entire outdoor space. Whether you want to rejuvenate your commercial or residential garden, adding a beautiful pop of colour can help you achieve that goal. But what happens when there is a heat wave, like the one we are having this year in the GTA? There are many shrubs and flowers that can flourish during this time of year, especially in poor, dry soils. Consult with a garden maintenance expert in your area for the most accurate and comprehensive information about which local plants are most likely to survive this season.
Here are a few appropriate fall flower ideas you might want to consider.
Aster is one of the most versatile plant geneses in the world. It harbours an extraordinary and unique beauty that can liven up any garden and add a stunning pop of colour. Similar to the daisy, these flowering plants open up during mid-summer to reveal vibrant pink and purple petals with white interiors that lead directly to the bright yellow pollen in the center. Once boasting approximately 600 species of its kind, this plant was reduced to only 180 in the 1990s due to further scientific research. It just so happens that this flower has an illustrious history in Hungary because protestors sported asters during their revolt in 1918 and it was later known as The Aster Revolution.
Goldenrods are a subspecies that are also categorized under the aster family. While some species of this plant are native to Eurasia and South America, it’s mostly popular in North America and Mexico. The bright yellow hue of this flower attracts bees and a great deal of other pollinators, which is essential to maintaining the overall health and longevity of your garden. Aside from their aesthetic appeal and their ability to attract bees to your garden, young goldenrod plants are also edible and the seeds have been eaten by many generations of Native Americans. Some species of goldenrods can also be made into herbal tea.
Sunflowers are the quintessential fall flower. We see these hybrid crops adorning almost every front porch and yard during the fall season alongside pumpkins and miniature scarecrow decorations. Just like pumpkin spice lattes and warm fuzzy sweaters, sunflowers love the cooler weather; in fact, they revel in it!
Coneflowers come in a variety of vibrant shades including white with a hint of light pink, lavender, and bright red. Just like sunflowers, these flowers adore cooler temperatures and they can survive with minimal sunshine in shady conditions, which makes them easy to maintain.
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