Have a garden that blooms even when the temps drop
- Monarda (Bee Balm) - interesting flowers and terrific pollinator
- Aster - for a vibrant splash of color; daisy like flowers bloom late summer and early autumn
- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbekia) - classic late summer blooming yellow daisy looking plant is great for beginners. Well-known native.
- Cardinal Flower - adds a splash of red - like to be kept moist
- Tickseed - low-maintenance and thrive in full sun - you'll see these blooming in many local gardens starting now through late fall
- Coneflower - comes in a variety of brilliant flowers, this native wildflower has remarkable resilience. Perfect for hot spots.
- Autumn Joy Sedum - easy to grow and come on in the fall with gorgeous pink flowers that are great for bouquets. Put a net over these - the deer to like to taste-test them before realizing they don't like them.
- Globemallow - vibrant orange or red flowers can tolerate dry conditions and bloom in September and October
- Chrysanthemum - come in numerous vibrant colors and popular for gardens and floral arrangements
- Goldenrod - known for their bright yellow flowers
Photos: shown from left to right in the order of the list (Monarda is first photo, Goldenrod is last photo)