As a resident of Texas, you know that it can be hard to get your garden blooming and beautiful, especially as the seasons change. As summer fades into fall, it’s helpful to have an idea of what plants will weather the cooler temps and keep your garden looking fabulous all autumn long. Here are a few of our favorite flowers to plant for fall, along with tips for watering and soil conditions:
Aster: This gorgeous flower, which comes in pink, purple, blue or white, needs full sun and well-drained soil.
Toad Lily: These speckled flowers work very well in shady gardens, so you could grow these under your trees or canopies. Toad lilies thrive in shade, moist and well-drained soil.
Russian Sage: This airy blue flower has a great scent and will lend your autumn garden plenty of color. It grows well in full sun and well-drained soil.
Helenium: This incredibly easy-to-grow flower offers cheery yellow, orange or red blooms at the end of the season, and works extremely well in full sun and well-drained soil.
Sedum: Although it’s not actually a flower, this plant bursts into bloom at summer’s end. It can grow very well in full sun and well-drained soil.
Japanese Anemone: These poppy-shaped pink or white flowers grow to have tall stems. They can grow fairly widespread, so be sure to give them plenty of room to grow. Its growing conditions are full sun and well-drained soil.
Fall Crocus: That’s right—crocuses aren’t just for spring. The fall crocus grows well in sun or shade but needs to be in well-drained soil.