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Plant Now to Bridge the Gap Between Spring & Fall

Category: Gardening Tips, How-to Guides | Posted by: Mike Riesenberg

Fall is considered a great time of year to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials – maybe the best time of year. But why not add some fresh plants and color to your landscape now? If throughout the course of a year, you buy and plant what is in season, you’ll ensure that your garden has a splash of color throughout the whole year.

Yes, it is true, fall is considered a great time of year to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials – maybe the best time of year. But why not add some fresh plants and color to your landscape now? If throughout the course of a year, you buy and plant what is in season, you’ll ensure that your garden has a splash of color throughout the whole year.

Planting in late July and August is normally difficult because the ground is hard and dry – not so this year. Because of the abundant rainfall, you’ll find that digging a hole is not nearly the chore it usually is. After planting a colorful tree, shrub or perennial, water it in well. For the rest of the year check the plant for watering needs at regular intervals. By spring of the following year, your plant should be established and hand watering on a regular basis will not be necessary. Not to mention, you’ll have many seasons of color to look forward to.

What are some colorful plants for the dog days of summer? 

echinaceaConsider perennials such as Echinacea that will attract yellow finches.

little-lime-hydrangeaShrubs such as Little Lime Hydrangea that are just now reaching their compact and colorful flowering potential.

brackens-brown-southern-magnoliaBracken’s Brown Southern Magnolia with large creamy and scented flowers. 

Plants such as these will extend visual interest in your garden, bridging the gap between spring flowers and fall colors.

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