September is slipping by, summer is slipping by, but I’m happy to report that after a few rainy days where we barely hit 60F, the forecast highs for the rest of the week are about 80F, with lows in the 50Fs. Linger longer, summer.
Here’s what’s in bloom now, for
Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.
And cosmos, scarlet runner beans, gerberas, and other flowery sorts as well:
Superbells ‘Lemon Slice” annual (Calibrachoa hybrid)
white cosmos (with small larva)
scarlet runner beans and flowers
Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus leneolaris) on cosmos
red Gerbera daisy (annual)
cosmos and flowers from the ‘Bring Home the Butterflies’ mix in the fruit guild
A few perennials that have been blooming for the last month are still going strong,too:
hydrangea flower (from a plant sale – variety unknown)
anise hyssop and Queen Anne’s Lace in fruit guild
hydrangea in side yard
‘Rozanne’ geranium … just doesn’t quit
the vervain has self-seeded EVERYwhere and the new plants are now blooming
back border with veronicastrum, white hydrangea, Joe Pye weed, panicum grass
Some perennials are just getting started:
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’ in driveway border
closer view of Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’ bloom
two bumblebees in anemone tormentosa ‘Robustissima’ (there were three in there at once!)
back view of anemone tormentosa ‘Robustissima’
pink phlox with goldenrod – the phlox was here when we moved in but has never bloomed in profusion due to deer browse
Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’
honeybee on Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’
aster growing wild in the back strip
asters and goldenrods in back strip
asters, goldenrod, Jerusalem artichoke, apple trees in back strip
honeybee on pink aster in side garden
tricyrtis ‘Samurai’ (toadlily)
chelone ‘Hot Lips’ (turtlehead)
tiny red Persicaria ‘Painters Palette’ flowers
I almost missed the fall crocus:
The sedums shine this time of year:
sedum ‘Turkish Delight’
sedum ‘Autumn Fire’
sedum ‘Hab Grey’
sedum cauticola and thyme
As do the grapes, apple, fungi, and squash:
fungi growing on branch under crabapple
yellow crookneck squash, one of the few I harvested this year
Not strictly blooms but worthy of attention nonetheless:
fritillary on buddleia
shy cabbage white butterfly
very sensitive fern
hickory tussock moth larva on crabapple
profusion of crabapples on weeping ‘Jade’
crocosmia seed head – almost looks like a flower itself
And some landscape shots to end the show; come back in October!
some of shade garden with red begonia
back yard with heavy-laden apples
partial back yard view with ‘Tina’ crabapple
part of side yard, under honeysuckle, with lavender, Russian sage, rose trellis, anemone sylvestri, anise hyssop, annuals.
front walkway, with bee balm, zinnias, hostas, etc.
driveway border of daylilies and hostas (here when we moved in), plus summer’s hanging basket
front border with sedums, hostas, baptisia, large rhodos
euphorbia and hellebore under weeping ‘Jade’ crabapple
back border and yard through chelone ‘ Hot Lips’
If you want more September garden beauty, check out these great blogs:
A Guide to Northeast Gardening on Long Island, NY, U.S.
Rusty Duck in southwest England, UK
Whatsitgarden in Portland, OR, U.S.
Flutter & Hum in the Pacific Northwest U.S.
Dangergarden in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Garden in a City in Evanston, IL, U.S.
Commonweeder in Massachusetts, U.S.