TIPS FOR CARING FOR FALL PLANTS AND FLOWERS
The good thing about the fall season is that the temperatures are not so extreme. We must take advantage of this advantage to keep our plants in perfect condition. Although it is true that there is a notable change in temperatures, and that is perceived by plants and flowers. Therefore, it is vital to prepare plants and flowers for the change of season. We give you some tips so that your plants resist all season:
- Check the drainage system of the plants and flowers.
- Perform a sanitation pruning if required.
- Add a new compost to ease the transition to fall.
- It is the best time to plant and also a transplant.
- Protect the most delicate plants indoors.
- Protect the roots of outdoor plants so that they do not suffer from frost.
WHAT TO PLANT IN FALL
There are many plants and flowers that offer us all their splendor during this time of year. But it is also true that after the summer, other species are likely to have withered or dried up. The halftime seasons are the best time to transplant and plant new species, which will offer all their color and richness when temperatures rise again. If you wonder what to plant in your garden in autumn, we offer you several examples:
- Bulbous: if you want to enjoy all their color and delicacy when spring arrives, autumn is the best time to plant them, either in pots or in the garden. Remember that you have to put them in the ground at least three times as deep as their size and leave a certain distance between them so that they develop correctly.
- Transplant: If you have any potted plants that you want to transplant into your garden, fall is the best time. If they are deciduous species, wait for them to lose their leaves and enter the vegetative period (late autumn).
- Grass: after the summer it is likely that it has been burned or damaged due to continuous use. First scarify and aerate the soil, when you have carried out these tasks you can reseed the bald spots on your green mantle.
- Lavender: if you like to see plants grow from their seed, autumn is the ideal time to do so, especially if the climate in your area is mild (if it is very cold, it is better to wait until the end of winter).
Here are some of our favorite fall plants and flowers:
1. HYDRANGEAS, RIPE ELEGANCE
The hydrangeas are one of the most desired flowers autumn season. These flowers help to give color and presence both indoors and outdoors. This is their last bloom, called the ‘autumn’, and far from the bright colors of summer, now they convey a slightly rustic and very sophisticated beauty. It’s time to dry them, if you feel like it, and show them off at home in your favorite vases.
2. HIBISCUS, BLOOMING IN AUTUMN
Hibiscus blooms in autumn. This flower is one of the most common because it renews its flowers every so often. In addition, it is a very elegant and sophisticated plant that adapts very well to the terrace.
3. CYCLAMEN, READY TO SHINE ON THE BALCONY
It will give us flowers (from white to pink or fuchsia) until it is hot again. If at that time we replace them with petunias, until it gets cold again, we will enjoy flowers all year round. This plant can live halfway indoors and outdoors. Avoid direct sun and high temperatures that will make you lose the flower.
4. DRACENA, IN A THOUSAND VERSIONS
Big and small; narrow or rounded leaves; smooth, striped, and even in reddish tones. But all dracaenas help purify the air and are also easy to maintain. They only need enough light and water 3 times a week in summer (somewhat less the rest of the year). It is important to let the soil dry before watering again.