Summer flowers often look their best in August and September; but with the early rains, they have faded sooner than normal as they have filled the bed and the effects of cooler and wetter fall has yet to arrive. Thus, it is time for fall change-out to pansies. It is called "seasonal color" as the summer season is coming to an end.
Flowers are some of the most fun and gratifying segments of landscape maintenance. We get to play designer and work on new and creative designs, then plant and nurture while they get established. When they burst into maturity in July and August, we all can enjoy the planning and work that went into the planting.