September 22nd marked the first official day of fall! While it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to summer, the Fall season is an exciting time as leaves change, weather starts to cool, pumpkin flavors emerge, and we start cozying up in our sweaters.
September and October also mark the beginning of preparing our homes and gardens for the fall season! What should you be on the lookout for this fall season? Marigolds, mums and more! Read on as we dive into what’s in season & how to utilize it.
In case you missed it, asters are the flower of the month for September. Its variety of colors and its ability to bloom in the fall and flourish in cooler weather makes it the perfect summer to fall transition flower for both your home and garden.
The shining flower of October? Marigolds. Available in a variety of oranges and yellows with dashes of reds, golds, copper or brass, marigolds are annuals that bring bright, warm colors to your home and garden. They are also easy to care for, making them a great option for those new to caring for flowers and/or gardening. Explore tips for showing off and displaying your marigolds in floral arrangements here.
You can find and shop marigolds at these Certified American Grown farms:
Mums are also a fall favorite! We dive into fun facts about mums, as well as more fall floral tips & inspiration here.
You can find and shop mums at these Certified American Grown farms:
Not only do bright, yellow sunflowers make the perfect fall photo op, they are one of the easiest flowers to grow. Explore more fun facts and sunflower care tips here.
You can find and shop sunflowers at these Certified American Grown farms:
Where else can you buy American grown this fall? Search our community of flower and foliage farms in our directory here to find a farm (or online store!) near you, and ask for the Certified American Grown seal at your local retailers!
Marigolds are not only beautiful and easy to care for, but they also help protect your vegetable garden because they attract helpful insects, like bees and ladybugs, while also keeping away unwanted guests, like deer and rabbits who don’t like the smell! If you’re planning to care for marigolds this fall—whether in an arrangement on your kitchen table or in your garden—here are some helpful tips to be aware of:
There’s always something exciting going on in the Certified American Grown community! Join our email list so you’ll be the first to know about upcoming events and Certified American Grown news, and keep up with what’s in season & how to utilize it throughout the year on our blog.
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What’s not to love about fall? Check out upcoming floral farm workshops & fall experiences in our Certified American Grown community.
Guests at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner on the lawn of the State Capitol in Sacramento enjoyed what floral designer Cindy Magan of Hillside Blooms Floristry called a bohemian garden party. Guests arrived to a vintage truck from Safeway that ...