Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Filling Flower Garden Gaps

Filling Flower-Garden Gaps - if you want to keep your beds looking great all season, you need to be prepared to fill a few holes. August can have a beautiful amount of colour by planting some perennials like black-eyed Susans, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower), allium, mums and asters, heliopsis False Sunflower and monkshood just to name a few. I always look forward to September colours too; annuals like the ornamental kale and cabbage plants, Mum's, the colour transformations of the hydrangeas, the graceful grasses waving their spikes provide added texture, colour and interest. Add some perennials. A good thing about shopping for perennials in late August, is that it's easy to see what's blooming at this time of year. Move in some pots….. Move your planted annual containers into your flower garden gap, … you might be surprised by the effect this will have. Move the art around. … some gardeners like to have "garden art" like gazing globes, gnomes, trellis or obelisk, or some life-size concrete turtles or bunnies. It might be a bit presumptuous to call these accessories "garden art" but that's how I think of them. I also consider benches, chairs and birdbaths garden art, and in my garden, almost all of these features are mobile. Happy Gardening, ….
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