Monday, September 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day: September 2014

Yesterday was a glorious day to be in the garden. We had much needed rain all day Saturday but Sunday was sunny, cool, and a great day to be puttering around. I spent 7 hours outside ripping things out, planting anew, and god knows what else. So, this Bloom Day post is going to be short and sweet, mostly because the garden is putting itself slowly to bed but also because I'm Egg. Sauce. Ted.

The Pharm

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

A butternut squash nestled in the sedum

Aster 'Alma Potschke'

A mess of Russian sage and Rudbeckia


Aster 'October Skies'

The allée

My hibiscus is was  not as prolific this year compared to last year, but it's still nice
to see it in bloom.

Another hibiscus about to bloom

Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'

Geranium 'Rozanne' in front of the remains of Nepeta 'Walkers Low'

Zinnia with Eupatorium 'Phantom' hiding behind it

The back yard

Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' tangled with Echinacea

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' with the remains of Phlox 'Blue Paradise'

Echinacea 'White Swan' hanging in much longer than the species

That wraps up my late summer/early fall garden. Thanks to May Dreams for hosting again.


  1. Beautiful blooms! I am especially fond of zinnias. I didn't get any planted this year, and I sure do miss them. Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

    1. Thank you! My zinnias were a really late start - I don't think I planted the seeds in the ground until late June. I feel fortunate that they came up at all.

  2. I love your asters :)

    Happy Bloom Day!

    1. Thanks! I ought to get more. I never remember they're there and wander about trying to figure out what will add color to a late-September garden when the answer is right in front of my face.

  3. You've got lots of blooms left. I do love September. Happy Bloom Day!~~Dee

  4. Wow they look happy there, that gaillardia is trying to be acclimatized in my tropical garden. But i envy that butternut because i can't grow it here successfully!