I am always looking for ways to extend the season in the garden. So today I thought it would be helpful to show you a few of the plants that do well in my garden after the first frost. We went from no frost here, to a couple of inches of sleet followed the next night be a hard frost. I took these pictures yesterday, so I think it is a good indicator of which plants will add some nice fall interest after a lot of the summer plants have faded. Don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of plants that are looking well past their prime, but I think it is important to have a mix of plants to last extend the season. On the opposite end of the spectrum I am in process of adding more spring bulbs to try and get the season started earlier before a lot of the perennials have fully leafed out. I have about 2/3 of my bulb in the ground now but I also need to put a few last perennials and shrubs in before it gets much colder. Fingers crossed the weather this weekend will hold out for me!
Fall in the Garden
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