The Lucky Gardener


Colorful Autumn Gardens
September 3, 2010, 17:58
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Late summer, and into autumn, many plants with tongue-twisting names take prominence in our garden. The likes of Callicarpa, Caryopteris and Perovskia set the stage for the final flowering act of the season.

At the time when flower-bursting plants of spring and summer have long exhausted their energies, these latent linguistic shrubs are breaking their dormancy with vibrant blooms to entertain us until Thanksgiving.

You can easily incorporate these into your garden and extend the flowering season significantly.

The following photos show some of my favorites.

Enjoy.

Caryopteris (Kar-ee-op-tor-iss)
Callicarpa (Kal-ah-kar-pah)
Gaura (Gore-ah)
Japanese Anenome (ah-nen-oh-mee)
Crape Myrtle

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