Fall planting is the perfect way to bookend the main growing season. Whether sowing a patch of wildflowers or planting flower bulbs, garlic, and shallots, fall gardening is a way of acknowledging the silent work our gardens do for us (even when we're inside all winter long). And it's the easiest time to work in the garden: the soil is already cultivated, the weather is cool and misty, and our fall plantings won't require much water.