Late Bloomers

  • Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is starting to cool down, leaves are starting to change colors, and the days are feeling shorter.  In the garden, many plants are done blooming and are slowing down after the busy summer months which means they will require less water and maintenance.  However, many grasses are blooming and the crisp air creates a calm landscape environment where the late bloomers can truly shine.  

    Fall blooming perennials are not only important for the color and interest they provide, but also for the food they afford for migrating hummingbirds and late foraging insects.  A garden is genuinely incomplete without a few of these magnificent late bloomers.  Here are a few of my favorites:

  • As the growing season is winding down for some plants, it is just the beginning for others.  A well planned garden will include some of these late blooming perennials for not only their color but also for their function as a great food source.