Fall is exciting because it introduces an entirely new color and plant pallet for the changing season. To help get you excited for new flowers and plants here are some fun fall flower facts that you may or may not have known about.
-Leaves change color because of the cooler temperature which breaks down the sugars produced by chlorophyll which produces color.
-Leaves fall because their base detaches from the twig after their veins close off from the tree.
-As indoor house plants, they help remove toxins from the air! How convenient is that?
-The leaves of the plant can be used to make tea which is very popular in China.
-Mums are considered perennial plants and they can bloom up to twice a year according to when they’re planted.
-Mums can live from three to four years if they are planted in appropriate USDA zones.
-Aster’s are the most popular fall and winter flower and can grow up to 6 feet high.
-And average cluster can have 300 small flowers with large flower petals and their seeds are spread by the wind.
-According to Greek Mythology, the flower was believed to have come from the tears of Helen from Troy.
-Their common name is sneezeweed based on their former use of drying the leaves to make tobacco.
Now you can use this precious knowledge to create your very own fall garden. It’ll be a gift that will continue to give throughout the years!