Creating a Charming Autumn Garden

Bring the warmth back into your garden by spending some time outside and planting! Get inspired with our tips on how to enjoy your garden into autumn.

Plant seasonal annuals

Create an appealing container garden for the season by mixing tall grasses with ornamental peppers and kale.

If you’re looking to add flowers, we suggest asters, chrysanthemums, pansies, and celosia. Don’t forget to add pumpkins in or around your display.

Don’t forget trees, shrubs and perennials

Yes, you can plant nursery stock in fall! As long as the ground is workable and using proper planting techniques, your plants will have a strong start.

Now is a great time to consider plants that bloom late or plants that have vibrant autumn foliage. Plants thrive in fall planting because of the cooler air, they lose less water.

Don’t forget to water your containers and beds after you plant—this helps the roots get off to a strong start. Mulch is beneficial to trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Edible Gardening

You can enjoy plenty of homegrown veggies after your summer harvest; think greens and root vegetables. Start by cleaning the soil area and adding compost. With a little bit of seed sowing indoors, you can plant broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale.

You can sow radish, chard, lettuce, peas, and spinach directly into the soil. Did you know you can also start growing garlic in fall for next seasons harvest?

Bulbs: perfect for containers and beds

While you’re planting this autumn, set your sights on your spring garden. Allium, tulip, crocus, and hyacinth are some of our favourites.

Once the spring thaw starts, you will be greeted with vibrant colour and texture. Check out our blog post all about planting bulbs.

Sheridan Nurseries BulbsBy: Kayla-Jane Barrie