On a visit to Franklin Park last Wednesday I noticed two
new items of interest and some flowers that could be
planted in the summer to go right into the colors of Autumn.
A couple of the new ones I am dedicating to Joy over at
Garden Joy4Me who is a little into this Halloween
season thingy. A Little!!! LOL!
Here are two new Petunia’s just for your Joy.
Phantom Petunia’s are very Halloween like. Eerie to say the least.
Dressed in blooms of creamy yellow and black .
How would they fit into your Halloween garden scheme Joy?
Especially planted together with these Black Velvet Petunia’s.
Is this one a good choice for your Halloween fix Joy?
Now this the Black Velvet petunia was pretty and it did look like velvet so the name suited and it truly was so dark it looked black.
Plant this with some bright orange flowers and you are all
set for Halloween container for the front entrance.
Maybe with some Ornamental Black Pearl Peppers??
Okay I have had my fun at Joy’s expense, she knows I care.
Now onto some flowers that bloom in the Summer that can carry on into the colors of Fall for your garden.
A giant bed of bold colored Marigolds bloom into a Fall display.
(If you can stand the smell, LOL!)
This Gaillardia Blanket flower will bloom right up until frost and transition from summer into fall colors.
These Gerbera daisies bloom all summer and will add fall
color and look especially pretty as the grasses planted with
them start to turn golden or bronze along with the seed heads.
Dried hydrangea blooms tend to turn a rosy brown toward Fall.
Add some yellow Lantana for the small winged critters to
keep them until they move on to their winter homes.
These Red Ember Bracteantha Strawflowers just scream Autumn.
Some bold, dark orange New Guinea Impatiens maybe.
And Stonecrop Sedums are a given for Fall blooms.
Bright orange Zinnia’s in single and double blooms will
brighten up a Fall garden.
I am not so sure the orange Hibiscus will bloom into Fall
but it is a beauty.
With all these bright flowers it looks like the Franklin Park
Conservatory is planting colors to go from Summer right
into Autumn in a bold way.
Maybe I should scatter a bulk of orange and yellow
zinnia seeds out in the woodland garden in the summer
to have them brighten up the yard for Autumn.
How do you plant for Autumn colors?
Happy Gardening Everyone !!