3 Succession Gardens to Plant This Fall
Bringing fresh, colorful appeal to the landscape across the seasons, succession gardens are a great way to get the most from your flower beds without constant replanting. Fall is the perfect time of year to plan ahead for spring succession gardens and plant an array of bulbs that will bloom in early 2016. By strategically placing bulbs with staggered heights, diverse colors, and differing bloom times, you can easily create a garden that will change throughout the spring as new varieties begin to flower. We asked one of our plant experts, greengoods Merchandise Assistant Erin S., to share her ideas for showstopping succession gardens. Read on for Erin's garden plans.
Color Story Garden
Keeping Pantone's 2015 color of the year – Marsala – in mind, the flowers in this succession garden share a common color theme. The selected varieties range from light maroon to deep burgundy and will complement each other when in bloom.
|Hyacinth 'Woodstock'||mid||shorter, place in foreground|
|Frittilaria meleagris||mid||shorter, place in foreground|
|Fritillaria persica||mid||tall, place in background|
|Tulip 'Black Parrot'||late||shorter, place in foreground|
|Tulip 'Black Hero'||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Iris 'Rock Star'||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Allium schubertii||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Allium sphaerocephalon||late||tall, place in background|
|Allium 'Magic'||late||tall, place in background|
Unique varieties of well-known flowers are the focal point of this succession garden. Unexpected shapes, textures, and colors will be attention-grabbing when in bloom.
|Narcissus 'Rip Van Winkle'||early||short, place in foreground|
|Narcissus 'Golden Bells'||early||short, place in foreground|
|Fritillaria michailowski||early||medium, should occupy middle|
|Muscari 'Yellow Fragrance'||mid||short, place in foreground|
|Iris 'Halloween Halo'||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Tulip 'Super Parrot'||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Allium 'Hair'||late||tall, place in background|
|Allium siculum||late||tall, place in background|
|Iris 'Lion King'||late||tall, place in background|
This garden will produce blooms that can be harvested throughout the spring for cut flower arrangements. Remarkable characteristics-- fragrance, height, color, and texture-- will allow the grower to bring beauty to both outdoor landscapes and indoor spaces with homegrown fresh cuts.
|Tulip 'Perestroyka'||early||tall, place in background|
|Hyacinth 'Gypsy Queen'||mid||short, place in foreground|
|Hyacinth 'Gypsy Princess'||mid||short, place in foreground|
|Tulip 'Evergreen'||mid||medium, should occupy middle|
|Narcissus 'Misty Glen'||mid||medium to tall, towards back|
|Narcissus 'Trepolo'||mid||medium to tall, towards back|
|Anemone 'de Caen Bi-Color'||late||short, place in foreground|
|Tulip 'Blue Parrot'||late||medium, should occupy middle|
|Allium 'Red Mohican'||late||tall, place in background|