The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


September 29, 2013

The glory of a fall garden is something to behold



Perennial flowers can be planted to ensure something is blooming practically 12 months of the year, and fall bloomers tend to display brilliant colors in hues of purples, scarlet, oranges, and gold.

Many of us are familiar with Goldenrod (Solidago); the many offerings of Stonecrop (Sedum); and Asters, those daisy-like flowers that started popping out in August. But what about native Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium), Blue Mist or Bluebeard (Caryopteris), Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus) or the unfortunately named native Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)?

Many of these are happy in either a flower bed or mixed into the vegetable garden.

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