As I wandered through our local five-and-dime-esque store (yes, we have one...isn't that awesome? I LOVE my town) this weekend, I noticed something that made me back up and look again.
What? Didn't summer just start? School supplies?
But wait. I counted (math is not my strong suit) and came to the realization that one of my children starts school again in six weeks...and the other, in just four weeks.
Seasons, for all their beauty, have one thing in common: they go by fast. And before you know it, we'll be prepping our gardens for fall (article on that subject to come, mark this spot). It's less than week and a half until August, and after that, we'll all be gearing up for the next season in earth's life cycle.
But there's still some time to celebrate summer - and to get in some amazing blooming beauties for your garden. Here are five great late-summer blooming choices (see the article that inspired them here).
More than just a pretty face, coneflower does double duty by repelling deer naturally from your garden.
Tickseed's beautiful yellow (or yellow with orange) coloring makes it a great summer to fall transitional decoration.
Yarrow grows like crazy, so even if you're planting late, you'll have color in no time.
4. Black-Eyed Susan
I have planted these year after year after year. These are another great "seasons transition" choice.
I veered off the original article to include my own hands-down favorite late summer flower: the zinnia. Amazing variety, beautiful colors, long bloom time, what's not to love?
Comments will be approved before showing up.
As home gardeners, there is a tendency to focus on the plants and practices in our own yards and on our own tables. But as you probably already know, there's so much more to gardening. Example: our readers often ask, "What's the difference between organic and conventional gardening?" It can be a confusing subject, especially as different organizations, different farms, and different gardeners may have very different definitions. Let's break things down when it comes to organic vs. conventional gardening.
Is your garden ready for fall? You may be thinking it's too late for bulbs, but you do have fall flower choices - and you're going to love what we have in store for you. Plant your fall garden in advance so you can bring the gorgeous colors of autumn into your own yard. Here are our top pics for autumn magic in your own little slice of heaven.