Last year, a few vegetable plants persisted into autumn, and I was hooked on the idea of having a fall garden. The weather this season has been outstanding, and after a first light frost on September 11, it has been surprisingly mild. It was the perfect year for having a fall garden!
Sometimes poppy seeds germinate partway through the summer and provide the most wonderful fall colors. Someday I should plant them with the fall garden seeds on purpose!
The marigolds just keep giving.
Even the bolted lettuce seems beautiful this time of year... it won't last long now.
I didn't realize the roses could keep going for so long...
A single radish with lots of room and no crowding can create some neat patterns... and the blueberries provide wonderful autumn color.
Nasturtiums are quickly becoming one of my favorite flowers, and the asparagus plants turn a lovely shade of gold this time of year.
Kale makes the fall garden feel really productive with its beefy, hardy leaves.
Rainbow swiss chard, another star in the fall garden, has made up about 50% of our salad greens lately. It is surprisingly tender, ever since the weather turned cool.
Another plant that is winning my heart with it's profuse sprays of fuchsia colored blooms ~ Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth. The leaves have been making up the other 50% of our salad greens these days.
What are your favorite fall garden plants?