Flowers that Bloom All Year

Plan ahead for a garden with flowers that bloom all year long.

Plant herbs with a variety of blooming times so that some part of the garden will be in bloom all season. The circled areas suggest a sample of plants within five basic blooming times (see the plant list on page 29). 1. Chives and flowering onions bloom in spring; 2. Rosemary and lavender are well-known for their early-summer blooms; 3. Bee balm makes a bright, tall showing in mid-summer; 4. Santolina and asters are great late-summer bloomers; 5. Goldenrod is common in borders and beds because of its late show of color.
Illustration by Susan Chamberlain