Landscape Ideas: A Gallery of Possibilities

David W. Marshall
Agriculture/Natural Resources Program Leader
Leon County Extension
davidwm@ufl.edu

September marks the start of Florida's fall gardening season. Despite the fact that September can be hot and humid, make no mistake, the number of warm days is counting down. October typically brings drier weather and cooler temperatures.

September and October are the culmination of the gardening season as many warm-season plants, such as this yellowbells (Tecoma stans), are in full bloom. Yellowbells need full sun to flower best. Plant April-September. Photo Credits: David W. Marshall, Leon County

Princess flower (Tibouchina spp.) flowers all summer, but it really peaks in fall. Plant it in full sun anytime from March through October. Photo Credits: David W. Marshall, Leon County

Red Star cordyline (Cordyline australis) has showy foliage all year long. Plant in full sun to partial shade, in the ground or as a container plant. Don't worry, cordyline holds up well to our north Florida winters. Photo Credits: David W. Marshall, Leon County

Garlic vine (Cydista aequinoctialis) blooms in the fall. The vine will be covered with flowers if in full sun. The plant's name comes from the fact that the leaves, if crushed, smell like garlic. Plant anytime from spring through fall. Photo Credits: David W. Marshall, Leon County