Their daisy flowers have red, yellow, orange and maroon shades that remind us of the rich colors of the blankets woven by the Native Americans.
Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.
Chicory is a weedy looking late herb, but when it blooms it transforms itself with scores of small sky blue daisy like flowers.
Many years ago a friend left a start of this mum on my front porch, and grateful for her generosity I have passed it along to nearly every gardener I know.
These are excellent native perennials to add variety in the late summer garden and their colors make a good segue into fall.
Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.
A stalwart perennial in American gardens, the lanceleaf coreopsis is a native of the prairies of the Midwest. It is a plant with a sunny disposition.