If you reside in a northern Western environment, fall is enough a chance to begin planning you flowers for winter time - even though many increased types will continue to blossom until Oct or even later.
Preparation would normally begin at the end of the summer by no longer dead-heading or implementing fertilizer, and enabling the increased waist to form. This will help to prevent new development, and allow current development plently of your energy and energy to harden-off before winter time.
With regards to irrigating, this can be permitted to blend off as the chilly comes, but never let flowers dry out or become famine pressured as this can increase the chance of chilly harm.
Although many flowers, such as most Flower flowers and Old Garden flowers, will need little or no winter time planning or security, this will not always be the case the further northern you are. In fact in the very very coldest areas where flowers are grown you may need to give your flowers an early winter time trim to help you to apply you selected winter time security.
The more soft types that are likely to need security will include the Multiple Tea and Grandiflora flowers. In particularly chilly areas they should at least have the graft partnership and origins secured from the changing winter time temperature ranges. At the very least, a couple of part of ‘frost-protection’ wool will probably do, but of course more extreme actions may need to be taken based on where you stay. On established vegetation this can be carried out by mounding ground over the top and lower arises to a size of 8-12 inches wide. However, don't clean up ground from around to obtain as not only will this will harm " floating " fibrous origins it will also reveal them to the chilly.
For added security, consider adding hay or dry results in around the base and the arises of flowers. This ‘mulch’ can be kept in place with poultry cable - or something similar - and properly secured by small levels. Come the following springtime the compost and ground pile can be progressively eliminated as the elements heats up up.
If you would like to try and do without the palaver of defending you flowers from chilly harm you could always try growing those types that display the best chilly sturdy patience. Below have been listed some of the best.