Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Extending The Season

In the cooler climates it is all about enjoying our gardens as long as possible.  It takes a little forethought to make this happen.

Front Border
Grasses and Sedums
Great fillers to keep the garden going
Miscanthus Udine
Blue Paradise Phlox is the first to bloom and keeps on going until the first frost if it is deadheaded.
Franz Schubert, Pink Thai Jade and My Mystery Phlox all responded well to deadheading.  Bubblegum and Lavender David did not respond as well.
Fireworks Type II is reblooming as are many of my other clematis.  I trim them by one half after blooming.  I am going to trim them down further next year and see what happens.
Rainbow Knockout will bloom until November, also the first of my roses to bloom in the spring.
Wonderful surprise in the fall border
Anemone Robustissima
Kickin Asters
A new variety that is more compact than previous introductions
I love this red Pennisetum, however, it is an annual in my zone.
The zinnias are a great fall flower, still going strong up until a frost.
Magellan Coral
Orange Sunpatiens
These were a surprise, much hardier than other impatiens varieties, held up to temperatures below forty degrees.