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By: Garden Design

Whether you’re a pumpkin spice fan or not, I think we can all agree that fall is a great time of year—with changing leaves and cooler weather (coming soon to Southern California, I hope). So join us this first full week of fall for some seasonal container inspiration, ways to keep deer from snacking in—and on—your garden, how to take care of your roses this season, and more!

Festive Fall Containers

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for your fall containers, we’ve got you covered! You’ll also get tips on how to make the most of your fall planters and see a few of our favorites. We hope you’ll be inspired to create your own festive fall containers.

Last Call! (Fall Annuals from Proven Winners)

Get ’em while you can! Proven Winners has some cool-weather annuals available now, perfect for those fall container ideas. But don’t delay! Once they’re gone, they won’t be back until spring.

While you’re at it, you can also do a little spring shopping. There are 18 amazing caladiums you can pre-order now for delivery starting in March!

Fall in Love with Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flower bulbs have a rich history and were once more precious than gold. If you’ve never planted bulbs before, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is and how rewarding come spring. Plant a variety of different bulbs that flower at different times for a spring garden that’ll bloom for months. Visit FlowerBulbs.com for inspiration and to learn everything about flower bulbs.

Autumn Rose Care

Rose hips are the small orange fruit that forms after roses have faded. In warmer climates, these should be left on through fall and winter and not pruned off. Learn why this is important, plus get fall rose pruning tips for any climate.

Also, fall is a good time to plant roses—as long as it is at least 6 weeks before your average first frost date, to give the roots time to get established before the plants go dormant over the winter. Learn more about basic rose care and planting.

Deer-Resistant Plants & Design Solutions

When asked what their biggest challenge in the garden was, many Instagram followers answered, deer! Although they’re beautiful animals (who need to eat, too!), we’d prefer they dine elsewhere. Although hungry deer will eat just about anything, we’ve got 20 deer-resistant plants that aren’t generally on their menu, along with other strategies, online learning opportunities, deer-proof garden plans, and more great resources.