It’s true! Planting perennials in the fall is an easy way to enjoy a bigger, more beautiful garden the following year. Fall has distinct planting benefits. Autumn’s cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow until the ground freezes. In spring, plants don’t grow until the soil warms up. The window for fall planting ends about six weeks before your area gets hit with a hard frost, usually September or October. When looking, select larger bulbs. They will generally perform better and have a superior display. Look for firmness which indicates a healthy fresh bulb and avoid any bulb that feels soft or mushy. Mushy means they are well past their prime and will likely be duds in your garden. Click the link below for more tips on how to plant during the fall season!