September may mean that fall has arrived but often the weather is still warm and inviting. Your fall perennials are in full swing along with great color changes in the foliage of shrubs, trees, vines and ornamental grasses. To keep fall gardens from looking tired during this time of year, continue to dead head spent blooms, cut back summer perennials that have finished flowering and keep the weeds at bay. Continuing to maintain your flower beds during the fall gardening season will give the fabulous fall blooming perennials a chance to show off their freshly arrived beauty. Also, remember to keep watering. Unless you receive a lot of rain the garden beds can be surprising dry at this time.
Flowers to Plant for Fall:
Helianthus ‘Summer Sun’
Members of the sun flower family. Forms upright 3 foot clumps of large bright yellow rayed flowers.
Helianthus ‘Summer Sun’ / Sensible Gardening and Living