As the weather gets chilly and the days are shorter it's time to venture outdoors and enjoy the fall color. So, why do leaves change their color? Deciduous trees adapt to harsh winters by discontinuing the production of chlorophyll, the main ingredient in a plant that turns sunlight into glucose and feeds the trees resulting in green-colored leaves.
Spring is the optimal time to plant a wildflower garden, when the threat of frost is past and above 55°F, with annuals and perennials. The Fall is also an option to put perennials in the ground for early spring plants.
Wildflowers are a species of flower that will grow and reproduce on their own. They are hardy plants that tolerate poor soils. Planting these blooms in a backyard garden creates a perfect environment to attract pollinators.