Fall Planting

It is official!  Today is the first day of fall.  Bring out the apple cider & warm jacket.  Wait!!! It does not feel very fall like here in Maryland, but the leaves are slowly changing and our nights are getting cooler.  You may think that all your butterfly & bee loving plants don’t get planted until the spring, but many native Maryland plants need the crisp winter weather in order to grow.

For vegetable gardeners if you haven’t planted your shallots & garlic there is still time.  The Maryland Extension office provides a great list of when to plant your vegetables.  Okay let’s get back to when to plant your flowers the bees & butterflies will enjoy.

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Many remember to plant their bulbs at this time of year but did you know that many native Maryland plants also need to be planted.

  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Blue Vervain
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Calendula
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Columbine
  • Great Blue Lobelia

  • False Indigo
  • Ironweed
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Lupine

  • Milkweed
  • Poppy
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Wild Geranium

Plant in the Fall or Spring:

  • Bee Balm
  • Blazing Star
  • Coreopsis

  • Hyssop
  • Rosinweed

I hope this article has provided you with useful information.
Happy planting and hope

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