August may be coming to a close but that doesn’t mean your garden has to! We’ve got a great selection of late Summer/early Fall bloomers here at D Avenue Nursery. Here’s a run-down of some of our faves:
- Rudbeckia – most well-known as “black-eyed susans”, this genus is actually part of the sunflower family. These sunny yellow flowers are deer and rabbit resistant and are fairly drought tolerant, making them a bright cheery addition to your Fall garden.
- Turtlehead (Chelone genus) – a perennial herbaceous plant, these beauties have pretty pink, red or white flowers that make it a great addition to a border.
- Blanket Flower – bright and colorful, these flowers are drought tolerant, deer resistant and make great cut flower displays too!
- Crocosmia – a member of the iris family, these plants have flame-red to orange sword-shaped flowers that will add a gorgeous pop for fall color to your garden.
- Goldenrod – often mistaken for ragweed (which can cause allergies), goldenrod has virtually no pollen and is pollinated by insects! So you can happily enjoy the bright yellow flowers from this plant long into the Fall.
- Aster – this hardy flower is a great pollinator for bees and butterflies.
- Autumn Joy – a species of Sedum, these plants will bloom pink turning a copper color into November and require very little maintenance.
- Hydrangea – blooms well into Fall, and often takes on a pretty “antiqued” look just before they drop their leaves.
- Chrysanthemums – usually referred to as “mums” these beauties come in a stunning array of colors and shapes, and are perfect for mass planting due to their mounding growth pattern. Check out this article from Better Homes & Gardens to get all the details on how to grow and care for your fall mums!
- Delphinium – perennials known for their showy, colorful flower spikes, delphiniums like to be planted in a sheltered area with full sun to light shade.
- Wintergreen – perfect as a groundcover addition to any shady to partly sunny area, while their pretty red berries provide a festive pop of color.
- Japanese Anemone – with one of the longest blooming seasons (6-8 weeks), anemones are perfect for borders and cottage gardens and are deer/rabbit-resistant!
- Perennial Fuchsia – most of you are familiar with fuchsias, but you may not know that they are frost-hardy and will keep flowering all through summer.
- Fountain Grass – this showy grass is versatile and and easy-care. The flower spikes can be a beautiful addition to cut flower bouquets.
- Russian Sage – this herbaceous plant is in it’s prime in midsummer and is a great drought-tolerant addition to your garden. It’s dusty purple color lasts well into October, and it’s deer and pest resistant.
- Hibiscus – a common container plant, hibiscus can also does well in the garden. Check out this link from Gardening Know-How for tips and tricks growing these big blooms in your yard.
- Salvia – these hardy perennials have fragrant foliage and are deer resistant.
- Dogwood (Cornus genus) – a beautiful flowering tree that does well in Washington, think about adding a few of these for shade and privacy in your garden.
For more on information Fall planting, check out this great article from Garden Design Magazine, which is also available for purchase at D Avenue Nursery (at the register)!