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 Arboretum’s Native Plant Garden this season.