October may be towards the end of the growing season in most areas, but that is not to say that there aren’t a number of flowers in season during this time. October often marks the beginning of the foliage season, producing a veritable symphony of color for those who choose to take notice. By understanding which flowers are in season in October, you can garner even more enjoyment out of this magical time of year.
Chrysanthemums are one of the most commonly found flowers in October, and are often regarded as staples of fall weddings. Originally from Asia, the chrysanthemums that most people in the West grow today are golden-yellow in color and are similar to daisies in appearance. Chrysanthemums do well in both the ground and in containers, and will last for a very long time when cut and properly maintained.
Asters are extremely attractive, and can add a great deal of color and beauty to practically any garden. Known for their deep colors (purple, yellow, blue) and bright yellow interior, asters are very popular amongst beginning gardeners because they are relatively easy to grow and look incredible amongst other flowers. Asters are perfect when used in dried arrangements, and have become a symbol for peace and tranquility.
Sunflowers may be one of the most well-known flowers in the world, and have a variety of cultural implications. With their thick green stalks, bright yellow flowers and dark brown interiors, they are almost mysterious in appearance. Sunflowers can grow extremely large and tall under proper conditions, and are often used in autumn weddings. When cut, they make for great centerpieces for both the kitchen table and living room.