(NEWS CENTER) -- Can you believe it's Labor Day weekend. It's been a great summer. But it's time to let go of it just a little bit. It's Fall folks. Tom Estabrook of Estabrook's in Yarmouth says it's not too late to plant. He likes to take perennials, plant them in containers, and them plant them in the ground before winter. That way you will have them for next year.
Mums are king in the fall. But Tom suggests buying Mums that are only 10-20 in bloom.
That will give you longevity. You can also stage your Mums with early, mid and late season varieties. They will not come back next year.
But these perennials will:
Provide a nice texture in containers.
Some add height, others, like Hakonechola, trail down the container.
There are a ton of new varieties. Tom likes Enchanted Eye. They will bloom for a long time.
Cabbage and Kale. You will get some yellowing of the leaves. Just pick them off. As the frost gets bigger they turn brighter colors.
They are very frost hardy, and great orange color for fall.
A cross between Echinacea and Rubeckia. These are not hearty. They are an annual in Maine to Zone six.
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