A fall flower garden not only provide extended blooming, but foliage, berries, bark and other focal points can also provide additional color and interest. Additionally, plants for fall flower gardens offer food and shelter to wildlife at a time when it may otherwise be scarce. You can create a fall flower garden with several plants. Flowering plants include a variety of annuals, bulbs and perennials. Many cool-season annuals work well in a fall flower garden, such as snapdragons, pot marigolds, and pansies. These types of annuals are available in a variety of colors so finding one that suits your taste shouldn’t be a problem. Bulbs such as toad lilies, autumn crocus, and cyclamen also do well in a fall flower garden. Numerous perennials also bloom during autumn and provide additional interest throughout winter too. Some of the most popular fall-blooming perennials include asters, chrysanthemums, and golden rods.
Ornamental grasses generally reach their peak during autumn, adding texture, volume, and color to the fall flower garden. Many of these develop seed heads after flowering has ceased, and their foliage turns golden-brown. Berries also ripen in the fall and supply additional color and interest with shades of red, purple, and yellow. There are many ground covers that produce berries and have colorful leaves. Even some of the evergreen varieties make attractive additions.