Today's article includes flowers that begin blooming in mid-summer and continue on and on. A low maintenance perennial garden that keeps blooming from July until frost? It's possible!
Monkshood, also known as Wolfbane (Aconitum)
Monkshood blooms in mid-summer, but following one quick tip will get you more flowers in the fall. It's very important to deadhead monkshood: after the first bloom is finished, cut the bloom stalks down to the ground and don't let the plant set seed. Later in the season you'll be rewarded with more flowers.
Plant monkshood in full sun if possible, but this perennial will also thrive in light sh...
Hardy Chrysanthemums, or Garden Mums, are popular plants that have been used in the gardens of China since before 550B.C. Their blooms brighten garden beds and borders from early August through November with blooms that often last for many weeks. Some varieties begin blooming earlier than others. Mums come in a wide assortment of colors including white, many shades of yellow, pink, lavender, red and bronze.
Today, Mums are a large part of the fall harvest season and are a great way to brighten and bring color to any spot in the garden. Mums are also great for use in containers, window boxes and around front entryways.