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Hard to believe summer has ended and fall is here. The garden is still going strong. We have beautiful asters that will bloom almost until frost arrives here in New England. Below are a few of my favorites, and the bees love them too!

Fabulous Fritillaria

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Fritillaria meleagris: a bulb that prefers dappled to full sun, and needs consistent moisture throughout the growing season. However, it will not thrive in soggy soil. This lily has a faint checkerboard pattern. Allow the leaves to die back before removing, they are needed for photosynthesis. By mid summer the plant goes dormant. You can pull or clip the browning leaves at this time without any worries. Fritillaria makes a wonderful cut flower.

Fritillaria meleagris - pixieperennials.com

Fritillaria meleagris – pixieperennials.com


 

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Bodacious Blooms

Terraces at pixieperennials@gmail.com

Terraces at pixieperennials@gmail.com


Looking for the names of the perennials in the photographs? The botanical names are listed below this note in the section titled “tags”.


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The fall garden puts on quite the show, with late blooming perennials that keep the garden fresh until frost.



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Late Summer Color

Anemone

Anemone japonica September 2013

A long blooming fall perennial whose flowers wave hello in the wind, the anemone japonica is a must have for the garden.  Unless you have a deer fence, you will need to spray with Bobbex to keep the marauders at bay, but  it is well worth the trouble.