Here in Minnesota, we seem to have skipped over temps in the 60s and 70s, but it seems like when the temps cool down, the colors in the garden just get more and more vibrant. Join me today for my Autumn Garden Tour and the last garden tour of the 2018 Gardening Season. Unfortunately there aren’t many wide garden shots like I prefer, but still lots of pretties to look at and hopefully lots of fall gardening ideas you can take with you. As we stroll through the gardens, we’ll pass by a few Fall Outdoor Decor Vignettes as well.
Lysianthus is one of my favorite annuals and they are kicking up their 3rd or 4th round of blooms. Lysianthus are very popular cut flowers because they last a long time. However, in my area, it’s hard to find Lysianthus in the spring, and they are difficult to grow from seed. Despite this, I love them so much that I will go out of my way to find the plants in the spring.
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My morning glories finally started cranking out the blooms. These are Scarlett O’Hara, along with Early Call.
Gaillardia is one of those perennials that once it starts blooming, it just keeps blooming all summer long. I even like the spiky spent flower heads.
As the temps have cooled down, the hot colors of this Arizona Sun Gaillardia have just become all the more vibrant.
And chrysanthemums, I just can’t get enough of mums in the fall. Whether the annual type in pots, or the hardy perennial mums, they just speak Fall to me. This perennial yellow mum is one of my favorites with all it’s varying shades of yellow and it’s unique petals.
Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons overall, but I have so much fun decorating for Fall. Here’s a cute Fall Vignette by our front porch using a vintage wagon I picked up at a flea market earlier in the summer.
My Amazon Picks for Super Cute Fall Decor:
I just love all things Fall, like scarecrows, pumpkins, fall flowers, weird gourds… And, did I say scarecrows. Umm, I kind of have a thing for them you know.
I don’t purchase premade planters very often, because I can usually put them together cheaper. But, this is the second year I’ve purchased a Fall planter from my favorite local nursery, Gertens, just because I love their combinations.
You just can’t have an Autumn Garden Tour without showing off the Autumn Joy Sedum. It seems like every spring and even into summer, I think about getting rid of this sedum, and then it starts changing towards the end of summer and the color just gets deeper and more intense the cooler it gets. And, this is why I keep Autumn Joy Sedum in my gardens. Oh, and it’s a bee favorite.
Another fall perennial favorite is Rubeckia. Although this Indian Summer Rubeckia is not hardy in my Zone 4b gardens, if I’m lucky it will come back the following spring for me and this one did. They will also reseed.
It seems like the Monarch butterflies stayed later this year than last year. This is one of the last monarchs we saw a few weeks ago loving on a zinnia.
Here’s a list of annuals that are awesome for fall gardens – blooming well into October. Some of these will even bloom through a few light frosts.
- Morning Glories
Before we end the tour today, I have one more sweet Fall Vignette you featuring my favorite vintage milk can.
Here are some of my other Fall Gardening posts you might want to check out:
Tips on Transitioning Container Gardens to Fall
Planting Bulbs for Amazing Spring Flowers
Transitioning Container Gardens to Fall
Tips for Keeping Potted Mums Looking Great
Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Fall Outdoor Decor Ideas & Vignettes
Thanks a bunch for stopping by Gingham Gardens today. I hope you’ve enjoyed our Autumn Garden Tour and are coming away with some Fall Gardening ideas, or some ideas for creating some cute Outdoor Fall Vignettes. Come back soon!
Happy gardening, a little while longer…
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