3 Easy Ways to Enjoy Bright Colors in Your Outdoor Space This Fall – Pasadena Weekendr
As the temperatures drop and the seasons change, that doesn’t mean you have to give up the bright flowers you love so much in your garden. Strategically adding seasonal plants that can withstand cooler weather is a great way to bring color and dimension to outdoor spaces, enhancing your curb appeal during the fall months.
To educate and inspire, the plant and gardening experts at Ball Horticultural Society share simple tips, trends and remarkable plants ideal for fall:
Pollinating plants in traditional fall hues
There’s no easier way to add fall flair to your entryway, walkways and flower boxes than with warm hues of rich yellows and sunny oranges. Flowers in these colors convey happiness and warmth, making them beautifully eye-catching. Certain plants in these tones are particularly attractive to bees and butterflies, helping to create pollinator-friendly spaces.
For example, award-winning Echinacea Artisan Yellow Ombre is a native prairie plant that attracts songbirds, bees and butterflies throughout fall and winter. It is drought tolerant and low maintenance, making it a no-brainer for colorful fall gardens. Another great option when the weather turns cold is Achillea Milly Yellow Rock Terracotta. This perennial has a breathtaking golden orange color that’s perfect for fall because it tolerates frost, and it attracts pollinators while resisting hungry rabbits and deer.
Moody blues are trending for fall
While yellow and orange are the quintessential fall colors, you can add a trendy element to your outdoor space with Thought Spread Cool Wave Blue. The stunning dark, moody blue hue plays well when combined with a jewel-toned fall palette. It’s also a standout choice on its own, reflecting the cooler weather, crisp air and clear night skies associated with the fall months.
The vibrant shade of solid blue looks beautiful in planters and hanging baskets, as well as landscaping and window boxes. This sun-loving variety is a spreading pansy, which means it can also be used as a ground cover. You can enjoy this pansy in the fall, and with superior winter hardiness, it’s the first pansy to come back in the spring.
Create dimension through floral shapes
Color is an important aspect of landscaping, but to really enhance your curb appeal, consider dimension as well. Creating variables in plants through shape and texture adds visual interest, bringing new depth to a space. To create this, mix flowers with greenery and don’t be afraid of non-traditional flower shapes.
The perfect example is Celosia, which features flowers with unique shapes such as plumes, spikes, or wavy ridges. You can create any exterior aesthetic you desire with varieties available in yellow, orange, red and dark purple. Each adds texture and dimension, pairing well with mums and other popular fall blooms.
Whether it’s containers, planters, or more strategic spots in your landscaping, you can update your home for the fall season and enhance your curb appeal with fall flowers. A pop of color and texture will help your home stand out in the neighborhood.