In many areas, mums are the go-to for fall color in the garden and containers. For something a little less expected, try these annuals that stand up to cool temperatures and come in colors suited for autumn.
Virtues: Draw bees and butterflies to your garden with ‘Beedance Painted Red’ bidens, which blooms spring through fall. Heat doesn’t stop these flowers, but it does have an effect on them.
Virtues: ‘Summer Jewel White’, an award-winning tender salvia, draws hummingbirds, bees and butterflies with its tubular flowers. Meanwhile its compact size and pure white color makes it an easy addition to garden beds and containers alike. This ornamental sage makes … Read Article
Dianthus ‘Jolt’ is an interspecific dianthus. Jolt is the most heat-tolerant dianthus available to gardeners today. It is very durable with few diseases. And to add to its beauty, it continues to flower throughout the season without setting seeds. … Read Article
There is something exciting about an annual that has so many blooms that the word floriferous sounds like a major understatement, and can grow to an incredible four feet tall and wide. Petunias have long been a staple of … Read Article
The latest issue of Horticulture is in stores, now! Inside the July-August issue you will find our ever popular columns: Insect ID by Bil Johnson Edibles Year-Round by Niki Jabbour Harmony in the Garden by Rebecca Swett .. and more! Plus features … Read Article
The beloved Salvia ‘Black & Blue’ has been one-upped by the new variety ‘Black & Bloom’. This new variety blooms earlier, has larger flowers, thicker leaves and darker stems. Easy to care for, ‘Black & Bloom’ thrives in the … Read Article
We love it when a new plant comes along that adds a crazy amount of color to our garden beds and container designs and is easy to care for. This new introduction from Proven Winners is such a plant. Common … Read Article
We love to incorporate euphorbia into the traditional garden, our container gardens, within a rock garden or even in large swaths. Often overlooked, once you’ve tried it you won’t want to garden without it. The delicate nature of the … Read Article
Remove mulch. Last fall you will have added a nice layer of organic mulch to protect the bulbs during the winter. Pull this extra covering off of the bulbs, particularly around very short bulb species, relocating it to … Read Article
Upright verbena has always been a favorite of gardeners. They bloom continuously, are extremely low maintenance and attract birds, butterflies and bees. The one downside to the plant is it readily reseeds. This is great if you want to expand … Read Article