Friday, August 16, 2013

August Perennial Flowers in your Landscape Garden


August is the time that the temperatures start getting cooler and the hot summer days are behind us.  Some flowers are already gone waiting to arise in summer next year.  But all is not lost, there are many late summer and August perennials to keep the show going.  There's lots of colors to choose from.

The trick to planting perennials is you need to plant them according to bloom time.  From February's crocus to October's mums, there are flowers for each month of the season.  You need to have your perennial garden set for March bloomers, April, May, June, July, August, September, and October.  These varieties can be found on the internet or in your flower encyclopedia.

So now you know that each month should be planned so you'll have color bursting in Spring, Summer, and Fall.  For spots that need extra color, annual flowers will fill the gaps and spots that are bare.  You can also add colorful birdhouses, hummingbird feeders, birdbaths, and whimsical garden decor items for even more color and interest.

Have fun designing!


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