This will be my last Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day until next May, when we will again have blooms! Click any of the photos to see a larger version.
Again this month I’m organising by colour.
Yarrow, wild aster, and white lobelia.
Asters, phlox, Pee Gee hydrangea, gazania (annual), comfrey, zinnia (annual), ‘Curtain Call’ Japanese anemone, ‘Turkish Delight’ sedum, ‘ ‘Autumn Fire’ sedum, ‘Hot Lips’ Chelone lyonii (turtlehead).
PURPLE & BLUE
Asters, autumn crocus (first Colchicum autumnale and then Crocus sativus, with actual saffron), late phlox, borage, ‘Rozanne’ geranium, lavender in rain, ‘Ellen’s Blue’ buddleia.
Almost all are annuals, except the first and last. ‘Painter’s Palette’ Persicaria virginiana, annual mums, Color Blaze Royale Pineapple Brandy coleus, gazania, Vermillionaire large firecracker plant (Cuphea hybrid), zinnia, impatiens , and cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis).
All annuals: zinnia, jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), gazania, and ‘Copper Sunset’ nasturtium
Hawkweed, tansy, last woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus), sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), annual sunflower, goldenrods (possibly wrinkleleaf and tall), Kirengeshoma palmata (yellow wax bells), and evening primrose.
Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), aspen (Populus tremuloides) leaf, ‘Loyalist’ hosta, Stained Glassworks Crowned Jewel coleus, tulip poplar tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), ‘Halcyon’ hosta, pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia), and once again the Color Blaze Royale Pineapple Brandy coleus.
INSECTS, BIRDS, & OTHER ANIMALS
Rudely awakened newt (?), white-throated sparrow, katydid, song sparrow, monarch butterfly on ‘Bluebird’ aster, hoverfly, tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) on sunflower, slug, striped sweat bee (Agapostemon spp) on ‘Bluebird’ aster, green stink bug nymph, two bears, milkweed tussock moth caterpillars on milkweed, American Lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) on ‘Ellen’s Blue’ buddleia, bumblebee on ‘Bluebird’ aster.
Finally, some landscape views with fall colour.
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
Hope to see you next year!