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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 September 23, 2021

Fall has officially arrived! Late-season perennials are blooming in the garden. It is a good time to start thinking about planting for the fall. 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.

Toad lily

Toad lily is blooming now at the Arboretum and Demonstration Gardens. This is a beautiful perennial for a shady spot.

garlic chives

Garlic chives are a perennial herb that are blooming now at the Demonstration Garden. These plants grow in clumps and can also spread by seeds in the garden. The pollinators love visiting their flowers at this time of the year.

Garlic Chives

Garlic chives are a perennial herb and they are blooming now at the Demonstration Garden.

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.

Showy stonecrop

Showy stonecrop is a reliable perennial plant. The foliage resembles a succulent and the flowers open in shades of pink late in the season. See this plant in bloom at the Demonstration Garden and the Arboretum.

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.


Goldenrod blooms are a sure sign that fall is approaching. See this perennial blooming now at the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden.

Pink turtlehead

Pink turtlehead is a native perennial that is blooming now at the Arboretum and Demonstration Garden. It grows well in a rain garden or in the landscape where there is adequate moisture.


Leadwort, or dwarf plumbago, is a low-growing perennial. It has blue flowers throughout the summer and the foliage turns a reddish color during fall. See this plant at the Demonstration Garden.


Leadwort is a low-growing perennial that is blooming now at the Demonstration Garden.

For more photos:

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