Give your springtime garden a head start by planting these flowers in the fall

Lennie Larkin and Heather Arndt Anderson  – May 11, 2017 | Updated August 14, 2019

It’s not just bulbs that benefit from fall planting. Did you know that many spring blossoms will bloom earlier, for longer periods, and on taller stems if planted in the fall? And some seeds won’t even germinate without a cold stratification period. These are some of our favorites for fall planting— put them in the ground now and then sit back and enjoy fuller, healthier blooms in the spring.