How about marigolds, asters, goldenrod for fall color?
- Subject: [cg] How about marigolds, asters, goldenrod for fall color?
- From: "Greg Lecker" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:20:05 -0500
- Priority: normal
Greetings from Greg Lecker in Minneapolis,
How about marigolds, asters, and goldenrod for fall color? There
are so many varieties of these underrated flowers. I like the smell
of marigolds and they are usually quite full by the fall! Marigolds
have excellent frost tolerance compared with some annuals. And,
if they re-seed, you can almost treat them as perennials.
Marigolds also require so little water to keep them happy! Plus a
neighbor once stopped by to harvest the spent blooms to use in a
organic dye project. Mums in Minnesota sometimes don't start
flowering early enough in the fall for me; not to mention that they
don't always come back in our cold climate. Amaranthus, not Love-
lies-bleeding or Jacob's Coat tri-color, but a crimson blooming
variety that re-seeds very readily is great for the back or center of a
planting. It reaches 4 to 5 feet tall and the foliage itself displays
interesting fall color - pink, crimson, muted greens.
A Vision of Michaud Cooley Erickson
333 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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