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Plants with several seasons of interest are best, especially for small gardens where every square inch counts! Warm soils mean faster root growth, and late fall soils (after the hot summer sun) have warmer temperatures than in spring (after the cold winter snows and rains). And if your perennial or deciduous ornamental shrub drops its leaves, there is less chance that it will dry out while it is rooting in place. Soils are easier to work in fall, and plants that are planted in the autumn are larger and better grown next spring, having picked up another whole season of growth.
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Fall is such a great time in the garden, it would be a shame to miss the chance to make it as fabulous as summer.
Many plants wait until fall to bloom, providing late season interest
Ornamental interest Several other plants have renewed interest in fall in the form of rebloom, fruit, or foliage
Late Season Fragrance Fall is not thought of as a time for fragrance, but several plants contribute late season fragrance
"Fall is for Planting" Campaign Fall is a great time for planting, with a few notable exceptions
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