The leaves are beginning to turn and drop, but you can still enjoy some vibrant colors in your garden. Fall is a great time for planting bulbs, they sprout fairly quickly and are pretty hard to mess up. You might plant them in pots, beds, or in the windowsill, but wherever they are, you’ll have cheery additions to your fall garden when they begin to bloom.
Tuberous begonias are pretty plants that grow from tubers. They bloom in many colors, almost all but blue. Related multiflora begonias have abundant fall blooms in an array of colors, including scarlet, orange, yellow, and pink.
These small, goblet-shaped, purple-and-white flowers appear in early fall and will bloom from September through November. Crocus kotschyanus produce lavender or lilac flowers in autumn, and Crocus speciosus send up showy blue, violet, lavender, or mauve flowers during the season.
Also known as autumn crocus, these flowers are actually not true crocuses. They bloom with lavender, pink, purple, or white flowers that are shaped like tubes. They flower in late summer or early autumn, and they can be planted outdoors or in a windowsill.
Dahlias grow from tubers. When they bloom in fall, it’s in a diverse array of colors, from showy reds, yellows, and pinks to muted creams, purples, and peaches.
Gladiolus murielae grow from corms and make great cut flowers. They bloom in late summer and fall and produce fragrant, creamy white flowers.
While most snowdrops appear in spring, Galanthus reginae-olgae is a fall-blooming snowdrop species. Their flowers typically appear in September or October.
Information gathered from SouthernLiving.com