Just because summer break is over, doesn’t mean that the flowers have stopped blooming! Along with the familiar fall flowers like goldenrods and asters, come the blooms of another beautiful flower: turtlehead. So named because their flowers look like the heads of turtles, this attractive plant is a favorite of hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees.
Here at Discovery Point, we have a variety of pink turtlehead called ‘Hot Lips”. They can tolerate full sun to part shade, and bloom from late July into September. Both the pink and white turtlehead plants make great additions to rain gardens because of their tolerance for wetter soils.
Cost Share Grants
If you’re thinking about putting in a raingarden at your property, why not apply for a Cost Share Grant from the District? Residential projects in the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District may be eligible for up to $3,000. The deadline to apply for 2018 is the last Friday in March, so you have all fall and winter to plan your new raingarden!