Keep your gar­den look­ing color­ful with au­tumn flow­ers

Azer News - - Miscellaneous - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Sum­mer has ended, but that doesn't mean your gar­den is done for the year. Keep the color com­ing with fall-bloom va­ri­eties.

Au­tumn flow­ers come in rich col­ors that re­vive the gar­den. For suc­cess in en­joy­ing such plants in the au­tumn land­scape, one needs to plan ahead, no later than mid Septem­ber ( in case you live in a warm cli­mate).

You surely shouldn't wait for late au­tumn, as putting them in the ground too late robs you of much of what lit­tle time you have to en­joy them.

So grab the op­por­tu­nity and fill your gar­den with th­ese fall flow­ers per­fect for late-sea­son color. Bal­loon flower

Th­ese blue bloomers also go by the name Chi­nese Bellflower, but the bal­loon moniker is right on the money. The buds will ac­tu­ally puff up un­til they pop open, re­veal­ing the beau­ti­ful bell-shaped flow­ers.

The ex­tracts from the roots may ex­hibit an­timi­cro­bial, anti-in­flam­ma­tory, anti-can­cer, anti-al­lergy, and choles­terol-low­er­ing prop­er­ties. Or­pine 'Pur­ple Em­peror'

Flat heads of tiny ruby-red stars held on strong stems and sup­ported by neatly crimped, choco­late-pur­ple fo­liage. Aster

Aster flow­ers can truly be called the queen of au­tumn flow­ers. Bou­quets of this "royal flower" are kept fresh for about two weeks.

Th­ese beau­ti­ful flow­ers are ge­o­graph­i­cally di­verse plants, and will grow in zones 3-8, de­pend­ing on the va­ri­ety. Th­ese plants are easy to grow in av­er­age soil. At the same time they re­quire the full sun.

Aster flow­ers are used for their strong medic­i­nal prop­er­ties in some parts of the world. Chi­nese Lan­tern

While the bell flow­ers look pretty in the sum­mer­time, the color­ful pods make this or­na­men­tal plant so pop­u­lar. Chi­nese Lan­tern re­quires lit­tle fuss, but it'll spread quickly if left to its own de­vices. Heather

With white, pink or pur­ple flow­ers, heathers car­pet large ar­eas with tons of color. The green, bronze and red fo­liage also add in­ter­est in the win­ter­time. Aconi­tum

Monks­hood or wolfs­bane adds blue and pur­ple color to a sea­son dom­i­nated by warm tones. The tall spires may look beau­ti­ful, but be care­ful han­dling this poi­sonous plant.

They thrive in gar­den soils, and grow in the shade of trees. Red-hot poker 'Tawny King'

A mix­ture of maple syrup and cream on this long-flow­er­ing poker that de­liv­ers in flushes. Th­ese plants are easy to grow in well-drain­ing soil. Berg­amot 'Squaw' (Monarda)

Brash scar­let flow­ers make this ro­bust grower a show-stop­per in Septem­ber. The black pep­per-pot seed­heads last through win­ter too. Chrysan­the­mum

Chrysan­the­mum flow­ers bloom in var­i­ous forms. Their bloom come in a va­ri­ety of shapes and sizes and in a wide range of col­ors.

Th­ese plants should be planted in well-drain­ing soil. Chrysan­the­mum leaves are steamed or boiled and used as greens, es­pe­cially in Chi­nese cui­sine. Dahlia

Dahlias are the pe­onies of fall. Dahlia flow­ers will please your eyes un­til the first frost. They are stun­ning in any gar­den.

The more you cut them, the more flow­ers they pro­duce. Th­ese won­der­ful plants are easy to care for and come in a va­ri­ety of ex­otic col­ors and shapes.

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