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Extending the Flower Season

Peak flower season is not over, I say. In fact, color is abundant at Chickadee Gardens right now and here are the flowers to prove it. There are many hardy fuchsias, asters (many reclassified as Symphyotrichum) and penstemons here, all wonderful for extending the flower season well into November and perhaps into December. I am a firm believer in enjoying the garden all four seasons, so with that I give you a selection of late bloomers to hopefully inspire gardeners to keep the party going. The fuchsias had a rough summer from a late winter freeze then eventually Heat Dome . Finally after cooler temperatures and some steady autumn rain they are happy and doing what they do best, i.e., provide an amazing array of flowers. Pictured is Fuchsia speciosa, a favorite. 

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