Once a kindergarten teacher, now your go-to guide for all things DIY. My passion for teaching didn't stop when I left the classroom - I merely switched from ABCs to DIYs. I've learned a lot from transforming my own home from scratch, and now I'm here to pass on that knowledge to you.
Spring and Summer were both filled with gardening in and around my home. We experimented with a cut flower garden, added landscaping to our side yard, and planted a few flower pots along the way. Living in zone 9b provides almost year round gardening which also allows me to try a variety of seasonal flowers. You can find your zone by entering your zip code here.
The hardest season for me to figure out is fall when it comes to flowers. For example, I love mums but they are so hard to keep alive here in Florida due to the excessive heat. This fall I decided to give other flowers a try even though I still added mums to my front porch. And I’m so glad that I did!
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When Wayside Gardens asked if I’d like to try some of their flowers for fall, I knew the answer right away: yes! Especially since you pick out the flowers through their website and they’re shipped directly to your front door. This is such a great way to be able to share a selection of fall flowers and know that you’ll easily be able to try them too!
I gave Wayside Gardens a list of fall flowers I’d love to try. From there they surprised me and sent 4 different plants my way. You can only imagine how excited I was to open this box! And a quick tip for you: If you decide to order a few flowers for yourself they’re protected by packaging peanuts but you’ll want to get them out as soon as possible.
Here are the flowers that I received along with the care tips to make sure your fall flower pot thrives all fall season!
The Big Band Redshift is perfect flower when transition from summer to fall. As the seasons change, the blooms change colors as well. In the fall you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous deep crimson. Use this as your thriller in your flower pot.
Care tips for Big Band Redshift:
I can hardly wait for this flower to bloom! The amethyst ice is a double purple bloom with white edges. It typically blooms throughout the spring while fall is the perfect time to plant. Use within your landscaping or as the filler in a flower pot.
Care Tips for Amethyst Ice:
The Wavy Gravy is the perfect touch of greenery that also screams fall when it comes to your flower pot. The edgy design creates a great thriller. In the fall, watch as yellow flowers shoot up that are perfect to use as cut flowers.
Care Tips for Wavy Gravy:
The Black Pearl is a stunning plant consisting of dark and light purple hues. A staple color to mix within your fall flower pot. Add to the front of a container and watch as it spills over the side for a dramatic look. White and pink flowers also bloom in the summer when not showing off for fall.
Care Tips for Black Pearl:
These flowers all proved to be the perfect combination when creating a fall flower pot for our front porch area. I even added a flowering kale as the finishing touch. With all three components of a great flower container covered (thriller, filler, and spiller), you’ll find yourself finding a spot on your front porch for these flowers.
Make sure to check out Wayside Gardens for any of these flowers or to discover a few new favorites. Do you have a go to flower for the fall season? Make sure to tell me in the comments below!
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