Dog Days of Summer

Your garden is either looking it’s best or it could very well look it’s worst this time of the year.  August can be brutal on plants. Keep watering, deadheading, and fertilizing your annuals and they will respond with a flourish next month.

Plants that give you good color this month are Black-eyed Susans. These large-growers are about 2’ tall with bright golden yellow blooms and a dark brown, almost black eye.  They will bloom all month.  Russian Sage and Blue Mist Spireas should also be in full bloom.

Start planning where you want spring color (spring flowering bulbs) they’ll be available next month and usually go fast.