Fall gardening tips for both flowers and vegetables plus beautiful and inspirational tours to help you make the most of the autumn months. Many plants do best planted in the fall, so don't lose this opportunity for a "second spring."
Do you long for a garden that looks something other than brown and dead come September? Do you wish you could harvest food from your vegetable patch into November and maybe beyond? Or that your containers looked good until the holidays?
You are not alone! It always seems easy in the spring to get the yard, containers and gardens cleaned and ready for the coming season. Maybe it's because we've been cooped up all winter and can't wait to get our hands dirty and transform our outdoor spaces. It's also pretty easy to find things in stores and garden centers to inspire and motivate us.
But fall? I confess to being a bit tired - I'm watering and trying to keep up with the produce that's ripening by cooking, canning, and freezing. It's hard to think of what I can do to make my outdoor areas just as pretty in the fall months as the spring when I feel like I'm just keeping up.
And let's face it - the stores and magazines (and even Pinterest) don't help with their emphasis on back-to-school, halloween and even Christmas (yep, in August- I saw a couple shelves already decked out in a not-to-be-named store).
So I thought I would search out some fall gardening inspiration from some of my favorite sites to help us realize that with just a bit of planning (and only what you'd like to do), you can harvest later, enjoy beautiful flowers and have outdoor spaces you want to hang out in well into the cooler months.
You'll find something for all areas here - beautiful fall garden tours, fall gardening tips, ideas for vegetables to plant, and sweet containers that will make you and your visitors smile.
Fall Gardening Inspiration
Fall gardening tips to plan and plant a fall vegetable garden.
A fall garden tour at Twelve On Main
Planting in fall to extend the vegetable harvest at A Cultivated Nest
Colorful and drought tolerant plants for autumn at Drought Smart Plants
The Most Important Fall Garden Tasks - and What Should Wait at Empress of Dirt
How to care for fall mums at Duke Manor Farm.
Getting ready for the fall garden at Cottage at the Crossroads
How to make a sweet fall fairy garden at Tatertots & Jello.
15 vegetables that you can grow in autumn at Lovely Greens.
How to get brilliant Fall color in your garden at Pet Scribbles.
A fall flower garden tour at Oh My Creative.
What do you have planned for the fall? Refreshed pots? More vegetables? Hay bales? Do tell!
Here are more tips, inspiration, and motivation for your fall garden:
Tips for When to Prune Perennials at Hearth and Vine
Heirloom Garlic to Grow in the Fall at Simplify Live Love
Fall Garden Chores at Frugal Family Home
Fall Blooming Plants for Your Garden at The Freckled Rose
Fall Garden Harvest and Planting Tips at Homemade Food Junkie
Make This Year's Garden A Success!