Fall Plants for Your Window Sill
Posted on October 26, 2016
It’s that time of year again. Temperatures drop ten degrees and festive spirits rise 100. Crates are being hauled from the attic, full of spooky skeletons, pilgrim saltshakers and every pumpkin-spice recipe known to mankind.
This vibrant, festive season is warm and cozy to us, but not so much for your plants outside. Many thrive in the crisp air, but some suffer from the darker skies and dry air that come with cool temperatures.
This season, embrace the fall-bloomers and bring some inside! A windowsill garden is the perfect touch to your fall décor. With proper treatment and care, almost any plant can survive indoors. Consider these flowers and vegetables for your home windows this year.
White Cupid’s Dart
These daisy-like plants bloom in fall. Cut properly, the purple center is a great color-pop for your windowsill.
Lilies bloom in fall and need a dormant period, but they thrive in a sunnier, moist environment. They come in a variety of colors, including seasonal orange and yellow. They also make wonderful cut flowers, so they’re perfect for a window-side vase.
Cheery pansies, like above, bloom in fall, but will die off in winter. They’re the perfect pop of color to bring inside and enjoy inside.
Spinach is a fall crop, so it grows slowly due to its natural adaption to the decrease in sunlight. A slow-growing plant is easier to maintain indoors, so spinach is a great addition to the windowsill.
Tomatoes are tender vegetables and need to be inside during the fall. During the cool season, they fit perfectly on a windowsill, facing the sun or under an artificial light.
Before bringing a plant inside, do some research. Consider the http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/ and compensate for any light, water or nutrients it’s no longer naturally receiving.
Fall is here, and it’s time to embrace the festivities of this season. Enjoy the aroma and seasonal sensation of a plant-filled windowsill, while wearing your warmest sweater and watching a scary movie.