This helianthus augustifolia is a shrubby weedy thing all year, but I know when everything else is waning, I’ll walk out one dreary morning and find a fountain of golden cheer. The bees and butterflies cover it up, then when the seeds come the small birds feast!
October in Memphis is bittersweet, the annuals are over, the light is less intense and days are shorter, but the cool days are a welcome relief. Time to pull out all the old raggedy zinnias and plant pansies, dianthus, wallflowers if you see them, chard, etc., and install some perennials before the ground gets too cold,
It is important to plan your gardens with an eye toward succession blooming so you can always have bright spots even in dreary winter days,
And speaking of planning, now is a good time to contact me to order a custom designed terrarium to brighten your home or office this winter. Layaway for holiday gifts available. My terries are one of a kind, not mass produced, can be tailored to suit any space and tastes, and will live for years with minimal care. Call me at 901-828-3685 or send me a message