The weather is about to start cooling off here in Kansas City. Now is a good time to start thinking about what to grow in your garden that won’t be damaged by cooler temperatures and frost.
Our experts have selected some plants you will most certainly want to consider:
Marigold – With its white, yellow, red, or orange blooms, this flower will look beautiful until the first frost chills the fields. It’s an easy plant to take care of and provides a touch of color that matches the fall leaves perfectly.
Zinnia – These annuals are ideal for fall gardens. They are a great source of nectar for butterflies and bees that will continue to bloom until the first frost.
Twinspur – This fast-growing plant creates a beautiful sight within the garden. It needs plenty of sun and well-drained soil, but other than that, it’s a hearty plant that requires very little attention. When it stops blooming, all you have to do is cut the stems back, and another blossom will begin to bloom.
Autumn Crocus – Autumn Crocus gives a sharp and distinctive look to your fall garden. It features clusters of blossoms (ranging from 1 to 4) and can grow to between four to eight inches tall. With gritty, well-drained soil, it will grace your garden with lavender-pink and light-purple blossoms well into the fall months.
Butterfly Magnet – Growing up to six feet tall, these provide a little shade and a little wind shelter your other plants will most certainly appreciate.
It’s not always easy to know what to grow in a garden throughout the year. That’s why our experts invite you to contact us with your questions and to ask for our recommendations. Call 816-941-4777 and speak with someone today!