Extend your Toronto garden's seasonal interest by growing these perennials
The start of autumn is just around the corner but these perennials apparently haven't received the memo and are blooming profusely around zone 5-6 Toronto right now. Some are common as nails (e.g. Sedum) but others perhaps are new to you and worth your consideration to extend your garden's interest as long as possible. I took these pictures coming from a client's house around her neighbourhood:
It really is such nice time of the year. Temperature and humidity are at more civilized levels for working outside and the tree leaves are just starting to change.
|"Serenade" Japanese anemone x hybrida|
|Sedum "Autumn Joy"|
|"September Charm" Japanese anemone x hybrida|
|Toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta) blooms in detail|
|Yellow sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)|
|Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)|
|"Honorine Jobert" Japanese anemone x hybrida|
|"Honorine Jobert" Japanese anemone x hybrida blooms |
behind some switch grass seedheads
|"September Charm" Japanese anemone|
(Anemone x hybrida "September Charm" bloom in detail
|Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua)|
You can see some very happy turtles!
|Cimicifuga simplex ‘Brunette’|
By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"