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GLT's Grow: Not Too Late For Bedding Plants

Nov 11, 2016

The friendly face of the fall-loving aster.
Credit Carnat Joel / Flickr via Creative Commons

It's been a pretty mild fall, particularly in the Midwest, so there's still time to get some loveliness into the ground before winter gets here.  Patrick Murphy, host of GLT's Grow, has a few suggestions.

  • Pansies and violas:  they're not just for spring!  These beautiful low plants love cool weather and will put an unexpected splash of color in your yard.
  • Bear in mind these plants are functioning as short-term annuals.  Don't expect them to make a comeback in the spring, unless winter decides not to show up. Unlikely.  
  • The old standbys, mums and asters, are good choices for fall bedding plants.  Since it's late in the season, you might find a good deal at your favorite garden shop.
  • Red feather reed grass is a good addition and look great with chard or kale.  Put it in the back, since it's tall.