The days are still warm, but the nights are getting cooler. Autumn is just around the corner, however, there is still enough summer left to enjoy the outdoors and our gardens. Water gardens are still blooming, and some plants enjoy the cooler temperatures which make their colors more intense. If temperatures remain in the 70 and 80’s, many plants will continue to bloom. Some late/long summer blooming pond plants are:
|Late/Long Season Blooming Plants||Plants with Leaf Color|
|Arrowhead, White Flowered||Cannas|
|Aztec Arrowhead||Cardinal Flower|
|Cardinal Flower||Melon Sword|
|Marsh Marigold||Red Stemmed Thalia|
|Sensitive Plants||Tropical Water Lilies|
|Water Hibiscus||Yellow Fringe/Snowflake|
|Water Hyacinth (If water temp ≥ 65ᵒ)||Zebra Rush|
It’s all about the water temperature:
Towards late September, as the day and night temperature get cooler, water temperature will also begin to decline. Water temperature will indicate when it is time to change your water garden routine.
Here are a few items to keep in mind for fall:
For now though, continue to enjoy your water garden into late summer/early fall. After the long hot days of summer, the cooler temperatures of autumn are a welcome relief.
In October, we will outline over-wintering your pond, pond plants and fish. See you then!!