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Having a beautiful yard takes more than just a little water and some plants. In most regions, it takes a specific routine of care and nurturing in order to keep a yard healthy. More importantly, homeowners need to choose plants that will flourish in their particular region. There are many different types of plants to choose besides grass. Trees are a great addition to any yard. Many fruit trees look great and even provide tasty snacks in the right season, but they can also be expensive. Shrubbery is a great long-term solution; they don’t require much care and they last for a very long time. When it comes to flowers, things get a little more complicated. It can be hard to know what to plant in the fall in NJ, but there are a few tips homeowners can follow in order to get the most out of their yard space.

After summer, it’s important to choose fall blooming perennials, or that planting season may end up being a little disappointing. Fall perennials tend to be a little taller and bloom in richer colors. Deep purple, rust, and gold are typical colors for fall flowers. This allows homeowners to truly capture the color of the season. It can be hard to balance colors with the existing landscape and plants. There are several different breeds to choose from and it can be hard to know where to start.


Michaelmas Daisy

The Michaelmas Daisy is a delicate flower resembling typical daisies, but with narrower petals. Colors range from deep purple to white and come in a wide variety in between. Typically these flowers bloom from mid to late August and continue until frost hits the region.

Turtlehead Flower

The Turtlehead Flower is tall and slender, with turtle head shaped flowers. They do well in most regions, but they dislike dry heat. A moist area with moderate sunlight is ideal for these perennials.


Chrysanthemums are considered the ideal fall flower. Their deep tones and hardiness truly capture the fall season. Although not particularly hardy, they tend to do well even during colder seasons as long as they are watered well.

joepyeJoe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed is a very hardy plant known to take well in almost any garden. If left unkempt they tend to get a little aggressive and take over an area. They do particularly well as borders or backdrops for most gardens. They also blend well with almost any fall flower.

To learn more about any of these flowers, or to learn what to plant in the fall in NJ, come to Pantano Nursery today. Our employees know which plants will work best for your beautiful winter landscape.


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