Pansies and mums provide the fall garden with colorful blooms until the ground freezes. Perennials, such as asters, catmint and Echinacea, should be planted during the cooler fall months. Tulip bulbs, grape hyacinths and daffodils planted in the fall fill the spring garden with flowers.
Irises, hostas and peonies should be divided and transplanted once the temperatures start to decline in early fall. Vines planted in the fall, including trumpet vine, wisteria and bittersweet, attract birds to the garden while providing dazzling blooms throughout the growing season. It is important to keep all newly planted or transplanted plants watered until the ground freezes.