Plant Nonstop Color with Fall Flowers

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Fall is a great time to change up your garden or containers. From mums and pansies to violas and ornamental kale, a new crop of fall flowers debuts during this season. These plants come in a rainbow of colors, laugh at cold weather and bloom continually for weeks and weeks.

Grab a trowel and your gardening gloves and keep the color coming.


  1. Cool-season plants are available for sun or shade; choose the best plants for each spot in your outdoor space.
  2. Ease your plants out of their pots and gently loosen roots.
  3. Dig a hole wider than, but only as tall as, the plant’s container. Use the empty pot as a guide. 
  4. Put plants in holes but don’t plant too deep. The top of the plant should be level with soil. 
  5. Fill with soil and tamp down gently to eliminate air pockets. 
  6. Water thoroughly. 
  7. Add mulch about 2 to 3 inches deep, keeping it away from the base of the plant. 
  8. Feed weekly to produce the most flowers.


Remove spent blossoms to encourage even more flowers.


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