Pink turtlehead, sometimes called twisted shell flower, are showy plants that provide nectar loved by hummingbirds. They prefer nectar over sugar water.
Abyssinian gladiolus (Acidanthera murielae) — small, frost-tender corms planted in spring for their scented, late-summer bloom –are coming into flower.
If you’ve purchased a small blue hydrangea in a pot for a holiday and then planted it in the garden, in subsequent years it has probably turned pink.
To plant late lettuce in the fall, you can search out any lettuce seed packets you have hanging around or order online with fast shipping.
The ‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’) is lavishly blooming in Judith’s sunny front bed. It’s a cultivar bred for mildew resistance.
Jodi DeLong plants rosy milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) and several of its relatives to support monarch butterflies. Monarchs are pollinating insects.