Flowering In: August

In August, gardeners focus on maintaining the beauty and productivity of the garden as the summer season progresses. Regular watering remains a priority, especially during hot spells, to sustain the health of plants. Deadheading spent flowers continues to be important, encouraging continuous blooms and preventing the setting of seeds. Some plants bloom spectacularly in August, adding a burst of color to the landscape. Perennials like black-eyed Susans, asters, and sedums are in full bloom, complemented by the vibrant hues of late-summer annuals such as cosmos and sunflowers. August serves as a transitional month, requiring a balance between nurturing existing plants and planning for the autumn garden, offering gardeners a chance to appreciate the culmination of their efforts in a garden abuzz with life and color.