PHOTOS

An Illustrated Guide to the Native Plant Garden by Susan Carpenter

In late September, showy goldenrod (_Solidago speciosa_), a tall plant with yellow cone-shaped flower clusters and New England aster (_Symphyotrichum novae-angliae_), with purple flowers are among the last plants blooming.  Both are especially important to pollinators as the flowering resources dwindle.  Both species grow well on a range of soils in full sun, and seed themselves. Enjoy the spring transition in your gardens and we hope to see you at the Arboretumâs Native Plant Garden this season.

In late September, showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa), a tall plant with yellow cone-shaped flower clusters and New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), with purple flowers are among the last plants blooming. Both are especially important to pollinators as the flowering resources dwindle. Both species grow well on a range of soils in full sun, and seed themselves. Enjoy the spring transition in your gardens and we hope to see you at the Arboretum’s Native Plant Garden this season.