Late Blooming Perennials - Missing From Our Garden - September 2021
I was reading this post about what Margaret Roach from A Way To Garden includes in her September gardening chores each year and I was struck by one item: she takes an inventory of late-blooming perennials as part of her critical look at the garden. That made me pause. And think about my garden. And...what's in bloom? The answer: nothing. We're just BARELY holding on in lots of places. But, not blooming.
Her post talks about thalictrums among others - that (now) have my interest. One that wasn't mentioned was something that I, frankly, was unaware of until this past weekend. I was also at Northwind Perennial Farm up in Wisconsin recently and came across this pink flowering perennial named Pink Turtlehead - Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips' that I *SHOULD* have bought when we were there. Alas, I passed on them because I didn't know where to put them in our garden. This is a late-blooming perennial that has the added bonus of being able to tolerate a little shade, too.