Chrysanthemums, or “mums”, for short, symbolize the last fanfare of color as summer turns to fall. In fact, the mum comes into its prime when most flowers are fading away, giving it distinction as a cool-weather flower that blooms September through November.
There’s a time in late summer when the garden gets wilty – perhaps some plants get yellow, and others are done with their production for the year. August can be an excellent time to start over in some ways – re-planting in the spots that are no longer productive. After all, why not go for a second round of harvest? If you plant in august, you’ll have produce well into the cool autumn days.
A little color, a little fragrance, and some floating butterflies go a long way to make a patio perfect. Here’s a list of some of our favorite annuals for getting the party started on your summer patio.