Side view of the front garden for better viewing

Yesterday, I put in the fall mums that will finish off the garden for the year. I made the placement of the new plants to contrast off the existing plants. I am considering getting one more to put in the left corner to balance the view from the front.
This is the last planting of new plants I will do for the year. Soon, I will remove the tomato frames that have held up the peony plants. After that I will cut down those and other perennials that are no longer green.
As the gardening year closes out I am looking at the cosmos plants that grew but never bloomed, the zinnias that are about to bloom, tons of seeds that never produced. I plant to put seeds in this fall that will be next year’s flowers before I put on the final layers of compost and dead leaves.
Sometimes what I will do is leave plants to be winter interest. Plants such as clematis and the peonies. In the spring I clean up the dried out remains that have also protected the bulbs I have layered about. I do put compost on some perennials and the mums in the hope they will come back.
This is also the time of the year I plant bulbs. When I was digging for the mums, I hit some of my tulip bulbs. So I took those out and plan to plant to move them to my hosta bed.
I saw an article this past spring showing how to make that hosta bed better looking in the early spring with a mix of tulips and daffodils. That means I am heading to the garden center with the intention of getting bulbs to make the least loved garden space a little prettier.
Here is my list of plant in the garden this year. Now I can start thinking of what to plant for next year to compliment what is already there.
Bachelor Buttons/Cornflower
Black Eyed Susan
Blackberry Lilies
Buttercup
Clematis
Columbine
Cosmos

Crocus

Daffodils
Four O’Clock
Grape Hyacinth
Hollyhock
Hosta
Impatiens
Lavender
Lilac
Moonflower
Morning Glory
Mums
Narcisus
Pansies
Peony
Petunia
Phlox
Pink Flowering Dogwood Tree
Pinks/Dianthus
Purple Cone Flower
Purple Obedient Plant
Red Salvia
Sedum
Snapdragons
Spider Wort
Star of Bethlehem
Sunflowers
Trailing Geranium
Tulips
Verbenna
White Cone Flower
White Obedient Plant
Zinnia
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