The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 8 The flower border in August

Autumn flowering shrubs

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There are comparatively few shrubs that flower in autumn, so that it is quite a pleasant surprise to come upon a group of them all in bloom together. The picture shows the satisfactory effect of a group of Aesculus parviflora and Olearia Haastii. It would have been all the better for some plants of the beautiful blue-flowered Perowskya {Perovskia} atriplicifolia and for Caryopteris mastacanthus in front, but at the time of planting I did not think of the Caryopteris and did not know the Perowskya {Perovskia}.