Ajania is an ornamental perennial, perfect for August gardening. The silver-edged foliage Ajania can produce sets this perennial apart from the rest. The Ajania can produce flowers later in the year and is oftentimes referred to as the gold and silver chrysanthemums. The Ajania is best for borders or groundcovers.
Continuing our list of the best plants to grow while August gardening is the Bugleweed. The spiky blue flowers that this perennial produces is very eye-catching, and you could even use this as a container plant. Container plants simply mean exclusively planting certain perennials in containers instead of planting them in the ground. Bugleweed is a deep purple color that you simply cannot miss. It also has purple foliage and will contrast well with the bright blue flowers. It is a great complement to any garden or landscaping project.
Some people describe the perennial, Lady’s Mantle, as having a very dense scalloped appearance. It is the almost hairy appearance of the foliage itself. When you see it at its peak, it will have lime green flowers. Subsequently, it may also develop a type of blue foliage that will make the entire plant stand out.
Concluding August Gardening
Now that you know what types of shrubs that you can grow, especially during the late summer, you should start preparing your soil today. In order to maximize your results, be sure to infuse nitrogen into the soil to get the highest results. The soil should percolate water well and should be medium in regard to density. Although starting in late summer might seem to be problematic, it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Simply start putting these plants in the ground to get good results. Following these simple suggestions, you will soon have many beautiful plants producing outstanding results during the late summer.
Take your landscaping to the next level and improve the appearance of your front or backyard significantly by incorporating the perennials and plants listed above. Summit Turf Services supports August gardening and is here to help with all lawn care services in Lee’s Summit, MO, and surrounding areas.