More Autumn FlowersPosted: October 3, 2014
Japanese Anemones love the Automatic Garden and are a perfect residents as they are hardy through heat and cold and they like to spread, making many more plants. This plant was actually a passalong from a fellow gardener. Recently on blogs I follow, I have seen this plant (or similar) growing in Australia and Canada. In both parts of the world, this Anemone bloomed regularly in the Autumn just as it does on the Gulf Coast.
When growing Coleus, the advice is to pinch off the blooms. As it turns out, Coleus flowers attract bees and humming birds. Many of the seeds will also germinate for next summer. So let them grow out at the end of the season to reseed and feed.
Nature’s timing is perfect in providing Autumn blooming plants in this part of the world, giving sustenance for the migrating creatures to continue on their journeys.