Plenty went wrong this summer. There just wasn't water enough in the reservoirs to keep our gardens as fresh and vibrant as we would have liked. Some parts of my garden look frayed and stressed. Other parts, such as the patios and borders, look rather good. Even so, I want them to stay beautiful well into fall.
I'm feeding container plants to keep them blooming brightly. A late summer cool down often inspires annuals to put out an impressive late flush of bloom. A bloom booster fertilizer will enhance this.
Late summer weather also allows us to plant new perennials and shrubs. Adding those that bloom late in the season will beautify your garden now and for many years to come.
Because I spend so much time in the garden during fall (and because I have a tour coming up on Sunday) I'm even adding some additional annuals to enhance the garden and to repair some areas that fell apart during the summer heat.
I hope you'll join us on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to view the garden. Proceeds will benefit numerous charities in need through Community Shares of Colorado. My neighbors Jessica and Harry, who live across the alley from me, have also graciously agreed to be part of out Sizzlin' Summer Tour. They're also busy enhancing their delightful garden with addition plantings of shrubs, perennials and annuals. You'll also enjoy their vegetable garden featuring heirloom varieties of tomatoes.
We hope our tour will inspire you to end the gardening season with a bang.
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