When To Plant Flowers & 6 Varieties Your Garden Should Have | Grow Your Own Bouquet in Zones 9 & 10

When To Plant Flowers & 6 Varieties Your Garden Should Have | Grow Your Own Bouquet in Zones 9 & 10

Today, we’re talking about Fall flower gardening, specifically for zones 9 and 10. I’m sharing my favorite tips so you can have a beautiful garden all year long.

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0:26 Intro
0:48 Why We Overwinter Flowers
2:00 What To Plant
5:51 Recap

Even though we still have some warm days, it’s fall here in San Diego. While most gardens are not as lively as they are in the spring and summer, there’s still a lot you can be doing!

Many flowers will be going to seed this time of year, and we love to let the plants naturally progress through their life cycle, dropping seeds and regrowing when the rains come. If you’re starting new flowers from seed, take a couple of extra steps to set the foundation for a colorful spring and summer next year!

We prefer to overwinter our flower starts to give them a head start. If you’re in a warmer climate like us, winter is when we get the most rain, but it’s still very mild and rarely gets to freezing temperatures if at all. You can also wait for rain and then broadcast your seeds directly into the soil. That lets your flowers build a strong root base so they can tough out any dry periods. If you’re in a cooler climate, you can use a row cover or a greenhouse.

So what should you be planting?
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) is a fantastic bloomer

Blanket Flower Gaillardia Seeds

Cosmos are smaller but great producers

Sulphur Dwarf Mix Cosmos Seeds

Candy Stripe Cosmos Seeds

Sage is a perennial that comes in blue or scarlet

Blue Sage Seeds

Scarlet Sage Seeds

Gomphrena Globosa lasts in floral arrangements for weeks

Strawberry Fields Gomphrena Seeds

Alyssum makes a great ground cover & filler

White Alyssum Seeds

Royal Carpet Alyssum Seeds

Nasturtium is a colorful edible plant

Alaska Mix Nasturtium Seeds

Tom Thumb Mix Nasturtium Seeds

We have all of these plants that we started from seed about a year ago, and they’re still giving us beautiful flowers & reseeding. We’ve been trimming them for months, and they just keep at it! They’re all easy to grow and perfect for pollinators and other beneficial insects.

After your plants have bloomed, don’t be afraid to let them go to seed! They’ll take care of the entire process on their own so there’s less for you to do down the road.

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  1. Helen Rasmussen on September 21, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I’m excited we are getting rain here in Ramona in the morning.

  2. Angela Baumbach on September 21, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Any recommendations for anti mosquito plants or anything? I guess San Diego is recently infested with a new-to-us Asian mosquito. It kept me out of my yard from 3pm and through the night. Misery.

  3. Linda Soaft on September 21, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Brijette🌹🌸💐🌺🌷🌻🥀🌼

  4. Sansom’s Pressure Cleaning & Pool Service on September 21, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Love Love Love What you do. Thank you. God bless y’all

  5. ROBYN DUDLEY on September 21, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    The way the music cuts in the intro always cracks me up. 😆

  6. Talli Barr on September 21, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    It is great to see a garden video for zone 9 and 10. I live in Israel and would love to grow Rudbeckia, but they dye on me in the summer. Is it possible to grow them so far south?

  7. Susie Clark on September 21, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    It’s nice to have your great advice for us in zones 9 & 10.

  8. Jennifer Munoz on September 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Hey, Brigette. I live in Riverside, not too far from San Diego. I am about to place an order for seeds from San Diego Seed Co. Could you recommend some flowers that would be great to start now in the spring? I clearly missed the Fall seed starting window but I desperately want to increase pollinator activity during the summer. Thanks. 👏🏼🙌🏼

  9. Venessia Holbert on September 21, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Zone 10a south florida here. I seeded some wildflowers in our front patch by the patio. I’m already seeing them pop through, so exciting. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  10. Diana on September 21, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    I can’t wait to start my flowers! Thank you for the information.

  11. Natasha Williams on September 21, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    That red ball-shaped bloom looked like gomphrena

  12. Elizabeth Sansom on September 21, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Just Got my new calendar. I think it’s better than last year‘s calendar. Happy planting God bless you.

  13. Lisa Mesillas on September 21, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Just received my seeds!! We selected 7 of your seed packets to grow here in Pomona Callifornia.
    So excited to get growing.

  14. Jonathan Shnoravorian on September 21, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Any plants or flowers for zone 10b that are gopher deterrents?

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