Fall is in the air—football, apple cider, pumpkins, corn stalks and chrysanthemums (aka mums) are now taking center stage. Mums, along with pansies, ornamental kale and cabbage can spice up your fall outdoor living space with a large variety of colors and textures that make your Bergen County landscape pop. In this blog, you’ll learn creative ways to add seasonal fall plantings to your landscaping with mums, pansies, corn stalks and ornamental kale and cabbage.
Seasonal fall plantings
Most homeowners associate traditional mums, dried corn stalks, and pumpkins as seasonal fall color. However, you can kick it up a notch with the unique looks of ornamental cabbage and kale.
Indeed, ornamental cabbage and kale, as well as pansies, add rich hues of purples, blues and creamy whites to your fall landscaping palette.
Mums, ornamental cabbages, kale, and pansies work well in container gardens, in your landscape garden beds, in hanging baskets, or along your walkways to guide visitors to your front porch. For example, mixing up mums with kale and cabbage adds texture and variety to your garden beds.
Whether variegated or solid colors, mums bring life back to your gardens, porches, outdoor rooms, and decks. Mix and match different colors to add interest to your gardens and periodically crush some petals to release their heady aroma.
Pansies also come in many different varieties from the tiny “Johnny Jump Ups” to the larger violas. These flowers with their gentle, black faces add depth of colors such as rich burgundies, various blues, purples and yellows to brighten up your flower beds and container gardens.
Corn stalks and Pumpkins, Oh My!
You can add a harvest theme to your porch or landscapes by adding corn stalks, pumpkins, gourds and hay bales. These traditional autumn decorations work great alongside fall flowers, or they can be stand-alone sentries by your front door.
At Horizon Landscape, we purchase all of our fall flowers from local New Jersey nurseries, so you’re guaranteed healthy, colorful plants. We also provide corn stalks, hay and pumpkins or gourds to add a fall theme to your porch or front yard.
If you’re ready to add some pop and sizzle to your fall landscapes using mums, pansies, cabbage, kale, and corn stalks, call us today at 201-848-0022 or fill out our contact form.
See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.