What Should I Plant

In the Fall?

Colonial Gardens Has All Your Planting Needs

Winter Planting


Colonial Gardens offers over a thousand different types and sizes of trees. If you’re not quite sure which tree you were wanting for a sunny or shady spot, then Colonial Gardens can help you out. Our tree experts have been in the business for over 20 years and can help you out no matter how big or small your questions may be.

Winter Planting Seeds


We have countless seed options that can be sold per packet, bag or in bulk! Our most famous option are those of bulk. Ranging anywhere from an ounce of garden, grass or bird seed to 50 lbs of seed. We got you covered.

Winter Plantings Supllies

Gardening & Lawn Supplies

We carry a large selection of gardening tools. We also carry a variety of lawn & gardening products, including our own in-house line of compost & lawn fertilizer.

The Right Time to Plant

Fall is here! To a gardener, this is either the best season or the second best! With the colder weather approaching, it’s a good idea to focus on fall annuals, mums, bulbs, grass seed, trees & shrubs.


Fall annuals are relatively low maintenance. Most require some direct sunlight. Mums especially need several hours of sun to keep blooming. While mums are perennial in our zone, they are considered to be more of an annual when used in containers. (Mums, Celosia, Pansies)

Why it’s important for the season:

Many summer annuals tend to lose their luster once the night begins to cool off in September. Fall annuals, however, like mums and pansies, bloom best when the nights cool off and they can continue to thrive even up through Thanksgiving.

Fall Planting- Annuals
Winter Planting- Evergreen Containers


Most any perennial can be planted or transplanted this time of year. There are some perennials that bloom late in the season such as sedum, caryopteris, and asters. With cooler temperatures, perennials are less likely to suffer from transplant shock and will benefit from fall rain showers.

Trees & Shrubs

Now is the best time to plant trees & shrubs. Planting them before the ground freezes will give them the best opportunity to develop their root system before winter, and when Spring is here they will be more established. Selecting a tree in the fall will also give you the chance to see its fall colors.

Trees and Shrubs
Fall Planting- Bulbs


Beautiful spring blossoms require planning ahead in the fall. Planting bulbs in the fall allow them to have their necessary cooling period over the winter months. Once the temperatures start to thaw out in the spring, the flowers will emerge.

PlantRight Compost

PlantRight Compost is an organic soil amendment that’s 99% weed & seed-free. Live microbes give our compost it’s fresh, earthy smell. Containing humus to assist in soil aggregation making nutrients more available for absorption, PlantRight Compost is specially formulated to help you grown the happiest, healthiest plants.

Winter Planting- Compost