Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
It's hard to believe that we're half way through September already. So much I wanted to get done in the garden is still undone! Better to have too much to do than to be bored. I guess. I wouldn't know.
So here is a hint of what is blooming in my garden today.
A few blooms on my Rosemary. I'll bring one pot into the house for the winter and one will go in the garage. I'll have fresh Rosemary for Thanksgiving!
My Garlic Chives are fading. This is a nice little plant. I'm looking forward to it reseeding into the garden. I could use more.
The Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) is long done but I like the way the seed pods look.
You know the end is near when the Aster 'October Skies' starts blooms. So far only three blooms but an insane number of buds.
I planted this sweet autumn Clematis this year to cover the side of the deck. It's gotten a good start!
Rudbeckia Row still has quite a number of blooms - Cappucchino, Prairie Sun, Eclipse are all still blooming. I have some "filler" marigolds in the area as well and they are blooming up a storm!
Annuals always bloom up a storm. This is the corner where the snow plow piles the snow during the winter. Sometimes they miss the edge of the pavement and tear up the soil so I have reserved this area for annuals that can be torn up without tearing up my heart.
The Agastache are mostly fading but they each have a slightly different bloom period so as the early bloomers are starting to look ragged the late blooms are coming into their own.
And lastly, another sign of summers end. This is Pineapple Sage. See the bud? This is one of the last plants to bloom in my yard. I really enjoy Pineapple Sage but I hate to see it bloom since that means an end to the Outdoor Gardening Season.
Not shown: So much! I still have lots of blooms on Mountain Mint, Scabiosa, Gaura, Buddleia, Ratibida, and Rose Don Juan is putting on a good second bloom. Summer may be winding down but it's going to go out with a bang!