Autumn is my favorite time of year. I saw an Instagram post the other day that said, "There are only two times of year, Autumn, and waiting on Autumn." For me, that is 100% true. I live for this time of year. The crisp feeling in the air, the beginning frenzy of holiday planning, wearing layers, soups and tailgating appetizers, Fall scented candles, and one of my favorite things, planting my Fall garden!
Before I had Stella, I cleaned out my front beds and created a low maintenance bed that I could just add seasonal annuals to for a splash of texture and color! Every year at the beginning of September, I take out my Summer annuals and begin planting my Fall beds!
My go to plants for my Fall bed include: ornamental cabbage and kale plants, mums, and pansies!
This trio has proven to be both beautiful and long-lasting for me over the years! Due to our mild Fall and Winter weather here in Dallas, my beds will remain intact until I am ready to plant my Spring beds! While my mums will die when the first frost arrives, the ornamental cabbage/kale plants and pansies flourish in the "winter" weather!
I space my ornamental kale and cabbage plants about every 2-3 feet, and fill in the gaps with the quart size mums. This year I chose a soft purple color. Once pansies are available, I will line the front of my bed with a range of purple, red, and yellow pansies!
If you're looking for additional plants for your flower beds or Fall pots, I also love Dusty Miller! It is a beautiful soft grey/green color and does insanely well! I find it almost impossible to kill, and it looks beautiful with the kale and pansy mix!!
I hope this gives you a little Fall garden inspiration!! I'd love to see pics of your Fall beds! Share them with me on Instagram!!