Late Season Bloomers

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In the hottest part of the season after a summer shower, you may notice late season bloomers sprout. I was delighted to discover this attractive pink and white salvia/Salvia greggii ‘Coral Nymph’ had sprouted in one of my containers. I recognized the seedling because I had it planted in the same container the year before; otherwise, it may have been weeded out. There is also a red one. Autumn sage is attractive to hummingbirds as a new source of nectar late in the growing season.

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Eupatorium/mist flower is a late season perennial that adds a little blue to the garden. It is quite nice next to the rich color of rudbeckias.

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A few of the clematis that bloomed earlier this year are reblooming although sparingly.

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The pesky squirrels eat the water lily foliage like candy when the weather turns hot and dry. They left a bit of cover for the fishes, however.

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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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3 Responses to Late Season Bloomers

  1. Rosey Pollen says:

    Your hummingbird shots are fabulous!
    I just keep hoping and hoping that the hawk flying over my house is quick enough to catch one of our pesky squirrels. :)

  2. I love the photo of the hummingbird! Nice shot!

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