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Indian summer feeling in the garden


Autumn the gray season? Not at all! With selected plants and colorful autumn decorations, the Indian Summer can be realized in any garden.

When the leaves of the trees change color, autumn is coming. The Indian Summer enables a smooth transition.

Yellow, orange, red and various shades of green and brown spread out. Anyone who can observe this play of colors in the garden from September knows that the Indian Summer is moving in. Summer moves on and autumn shines in all its glory. If you don't want to miss the typical autumn fireworks in the garden, get the right plants and equipment in the garden. This article is intended to reveal how the garden can be used in autumn.

The who's who of the most popular autumn plants

Even if the calendar started in autumn on September 23, this does not necessarily mean that the colors in the garden are drawing to a close. The following examples show which autumn plants now delight garden owners with their splendor.

✿ anemones

Roseweights, smooth leaf buttons and pirate buttons are three varieties of anemones that thrive in the garden in autumn - and immerse them in a colorful array of colors. The order mentioned should also be followed when planting, because rose trees are - as the name suggests - the smallest and should be in the forefront.

✿ asters

The splendor of colors not only appears particularly well above a mulch cover, but also helps to keep the soil moist. And that's exactly how the asters like it. Butterflies, bumblebees and bees in turn value the asters as a source of food.

✿ chrysanthemums

September to November is the best time for chrysanthemums. This plant is available in many colors. A specialty are their flower buds, which only develop when day and night are roughly the same length. By the way, the plant is very easy to mislead. A planter or a foil signals the beginning of autumn - and makes the chrysanthemum bloom.

✿ Dahlias

Dahlias often bloom until the first frost. Garden soil and a little compost every now and then are the breeding ground that the dahlia particularly appreciates. A moist climate and supportive bamboo sticks that give them support are the friends of the dahlias.

✿ autumn violets

Autumn violets are usually planted from September to October. They defy winter in the colors violet, brown and orange. Even when it gets bitterly cold, they only let their exhilarating flowers hang for a short time, only to stretch their heads again when the temperatures rise. However, they only recover from frost in spring.

✿ Lamp cleaner grass

This plant owes its name to the inflorescences that appear in late summer and can grow up to 30 centimeters long. The bristly, feathery look also looks particularly beautiful in autumn and winter. They are often planted together with asters.

✿ Skimmies

Skimmies are a real eye-catcher in autumn and winter. The leaves are evergreen, from October the red flower buds of Skimmia japonica shine. The Skimmie originally comes from the Japanese mountains and still likes it as cold as it was there.

✿ Tagetes

The Tagetes is the friend of the garden owner because it helps to draw the snails' attention away from the vegetable patch. Or in other words: If you plant the tagetes in the vegetable patch, you attract snails with them and you can easily collect them there. The Tagetes is an annual plant. It is also known as "Turkish carnation" or as "student flower".

Dahlias are typical autumn bloomers. They are not very demanding when it comes to soil quality. Sometimes they need a little hold so that the thin stalks don't break in the autumn wind.Asters impress with their colorful colors. In autumn they cheer up the garden owner. They also provide food for insects.

Note planting tips in advance

In order to be able to enjoy a colorful display of plants in autumn, some small tricks have to be considered in advance. “Autumn bloomers should be planted in the bedding background so that they don't cover up the summer bloomers. Smaller, now faded summer perennials can remain, they provide an interesting foreground. Summer flowers that are too high should be cut back. A rule of thumb says: You leave half as much distance to the next plant as the perennial becomes high, ”says this picture-rich plant guide. In addition, these tips on the way to an autumn garden should be considered.

  • A mulching process helps keep the bed loose and moist and gives weeds no chance of germinating.
  • Perennials that bloom in spring can be divided in autumn. This rejuvenates and increases the perennials in one wash. A pruning is not necessary.
  • In order to give the newly planted perennials a good start, the roots must be cleared of soil and weeds. Before you get into the well-loosened soil, dip briefly into the water. The hole in the ground should be twice the size of the root ball.

Experience the Indian Summer with the right garden furnishings

To enjoy the colorful Indian Summer in the garden, you don't just need a green thumb and a few tips on choosing the plants. The interior must also be brought into autumn mode. And this is how it works:

This picture is also very typical for an autumn garden decoration.

❶ Patterned woolen blankets and pillows are draped on the garden chairs and loungers, which not only ensure comfort, but also keep you cozy and warm when the harsh autumn air blows. The beach chair can also be equipped accordingly. This turns the garden furniture into a cozy place from which the fall of autumn can be heralded.

❷ Candles are placed in tall glasses for decorative purposes. These prevent the romantic candlelight from simply being blown out by the autumn wind. Candle holders similar to lanterns also fit very well this time of year.

Natürliche Natural decorations made from willows are now well placed on the autumn table. If you have covered the terrace, you can decorate the wicker with colorful leaves and even leave it there.

If you want, you can already think about the animals in autumn and set up appropriate houses. Conservationists recommend doing this early so that the animals can also get used to the fact that a bird feeder or a feeding column provides them with food. If these are only hung up when the ground is already frozen, the birds may have opened a source of feed elsewhere.