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What’s in Bloom?

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What’s in bloom in Forsyth County? 

The plants can be viewed in person at these gardens maintained by N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center, with the assistance of Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers:

  • Forsyth County Demonstration Garden, located at the Forsyth County Agriculture Building, 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Arboretum and Gardens at Tanglewood Park, 4200 Manor House Circle, Clemmons, NC 27012

If you want to learn more about one of the plants you see here, check out the NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox at

Week of October 21, 2021

Fall weather continues, with lots of leaves changing color and falling. Fall is an excellent time to plant many perennials, or to divide those that are already growing in your garden. If you’re planning to divide established perennials in your garden, read this article for tips on how to successfully divide perennials in your garden.

Flowers that bloom late in the season are especially important for providing food for pollinators that are still around in the fall. If you don’t have anything blooming during the fall, consider adding some late-blooming perennials to your garden. You can use the NC Extension Gardener Plant Finder to help select plants that fit your needs.

If you have leaves falling in your yard, consider leaving them in place. Not only does this save you some effort, but leaves can act as natural mulch and return nutrients to your garden soil. In addition, leaves can serve as shelter for overwintering beneficial insects in the garden. If leaves have covered your lawn, you can shred them with your lawnmower or rake them into landscape beds. Read more about leaving the leaves here.

Blue mist flower

Blue mist flower is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden. The delicate purple flowers are interesting and give this perennial flower its name.


Aromatic aster is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden. The beautiful purple flowers are a favorite for many pollinators and add an interesting texture to the garden. This plant is a perennial.


Garden mums are beginning to bloom at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. This variety with simple flowers is related to the mums you see at many garden shops in the fall. Garden mums return to the garden each year, as they are perennials.

Pineapple sage

Pineapple sage blooms late in the season. The leaves smell of pineapple. This plant is typically grown as an annual, but may return for an additional season in the garden if the winter is mild. See it in bloom now at the Arboretum.

Pineapple sage

Pineapple sage is blooming now at the Arboretum.

American beautyberry

Beautyberry flowered in the spring, but at this time of the year the berries begin turning a purple color. There is also a variety of beautyberry with white berries. Enjoy these beautiful shrubs at both the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.

Japanese anemone

Japanese anemone is a perennial that can bloom in the shade. This white-flowered cultivar is called ‘Honorine Jobert.’ Other varieties often have pink flowers. See Japanese anemone in bloom at both the Demonstration Garden and Arboretum.

For more photos:

Click here for the folder of archived “what’s in bloom” photos.