9 Late-Summer Garden Ideas
With summer drawing to a close, now is the best time to plan your autumn vegetable and flower gardens.
Tip No. 5: Plant autumn perennials for breathtaking fall color.
Plant old-fashioned mums, such as 'Sheffield Pink' and 'Single Apricot Korean' along the front of your flowerbed; their blooms will mound and spill over the edges. Use asters like 'Purple Dome', 'September Ruby', and 'Harrington's Pink', along with Japanese anemones, such as 'Honorine Jobert' (shown here), 'Queen Charlotte', and 'September Charm' for the middle and back of the border.
Pinch off loose or unkempt growth with your fingers. This will help maintain the plants' compact habits and produce more flowers for a great fall show.
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