Can it really be summer already? It seems just yesterday I was gazing out of the window at my ice-encrusted garden, wondering if I would ever see my plants stand tall and wear green again.
During those dimly lit winter days it felt as though time was moving as slow as cold molasses. With the arrival of spring the clock seemed to speed up, and now, on the summer solstice, time is racing by like a runaway horse with me in hot pursuit yelling, “Wait! Not so fast!”
The summer solstice is my cue to make sure my garden is ready for the next season with plants that are autumn showstoppers. Here are 10 of my favorites.
Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)
‘Prince’ Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
Luscious®; Citrus Blend™; Lantana
The Knock Out®; Family of Roses
Blueberries (Vaccinium sp.)
Japanese Anemone (Anemone x hybrida)
ColorBlaze®; Dipt in Wine Coleus
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)