Plant These Winning Blooms in Your Garden This Season

Tips on the Best Bulbs for Fall Planting

Fall is no time to retreat inside and ignore the beauty of outdoor living. Sure, we know the temperatures drop and the crisper weather arrives—but that’s the joy of the season! In addition to the cooler weather, there’s plenty to love about this time of year. There are huge leaf piles for jumping, cozy fire pits for chatting and sweet apples for picking. And, of course, a favorite among homeowners—garden planting!

That’s right. The end of summer doesn’t mean you need to stop playing outside in the dirt. There are plenty of shrubs, flowers and even vegetables that can be—and should be—planted during the cooler months. And our landscaping experts can advise you on all three. Considering a fall garden? Here’s a guide to what you can plant this October.

Shrubs, Trees and Bushes

While it’s true that spring is when everything seems to blossom, fall is the perfect time to get many things in the ground. Some shrubs prefer cooler air and cooler soil for their planting season. Here are some popular options:

  • Evergreen trees
  • Rhododendron
  • Crepe myrtle (Black Diamond Best Red)
  • Hydrangea (Vanilla strawberry)
  • Dwarf blue-flowered chaste tree
  • Neon flash spirea


To give your fall garden extra color this season, choose these flowers for cool weather planting:

  • Chrysanthemum. “Mums” come in a wide range of beautiful colors and are full, easy to care for and hardy.
  • Pansies. Quite possibly the perfect fall flower, pansies also offer a great deal of color and bloom full and easily. When planted in the fall, they often return in spring!
  • Flowering kale. Flowering kale is not edible but it produces beautiful colored, feathered leaves that will brighten up any garden.
  • Aster. These deeply colored plants display vibrant shades of purple, pink, blue and white flowers.

Cool Season Vegetables

There are a handful of vegetables that do quite well when planted in fall or winter. Winter vegetables are pretty hardy and cope very well during the colder months. The following can be planted now:

  • Onions and shallots
  • Garlic
  • Broad beans
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Asparagus

Castle Point To the Rescue!

Are you chomping at the bit to plant some vegetables or flowering shrubs this season? Then get to it! Fall planting can be fun and even improve your curb appeal. Call us for any questions on grading or drainage issues that might pop up as you dig into that garden dirt! As always, our team is always ready to help with property maintenance, landscape design and more. Visit us online to see how we can help!