I’ve been planting for fall and spring. In other words, I’m planting in the fall for spring blooms. Which means fall bulbs.
But there are also plants that like cooler weather like we have in the fall. These are mums, pansies and kale.
Yesterday I planted bulbs and flowers. In these bigger pots, I have about five tulips of varying colors, then the fall plants are on top.
The fall plants are pansies, kale, mums, and I added a cone flower. I hope it makes it through the winter.
Previously my cone flowers have not come back. And they’re perennials, so I had my hopes high.
I’m so glad I got this new bird feeder for my cardinal couple.
Sitting here this morning at my computer, I’ve seen them eating there multiple times. Then taking advantage of the cobalt blue bird baths.
The cardinals tend to stay year round.
As you can see, I have plants all over the place. But I love it. I love the varying shapes and textures and shades of colors.
It is such a treat to walk out my patio door and see all the color and pretty blooms. I really like gardening in containers on a patio surface instead of grass.
Kale is a fall favorite of mine because of its colors and veins and texture. I like this particular one contrasting against the red pot.
For added interest and color, I have my vintage child’s wagon with various colored gazing balls here on the patio.
With all the varied pots and ornamental grasses and garden art, this patio is my happy place.
So don’t forget to plant your spring bulbs. When the mums fade away, then winter will arrive and the plants will hibernate. Then we will be anxiously awaiting spring blooms.
I hope to see my tulips then.