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!


  1. Your clematis will cover the deck in no time. No fear. I have vines eating vines in my garden this year. The poor Sweet Autumn Clematis is overrun with Ipomoea and Trumpet Vine. But it will be back next year, I am certain.

  2. The autumn clematis looks like it got a healthy start (so many blooms! I bet they smell amazing), and the annuals are a great shot of color. My chives are doing the exact same thing; I didn't even consider that they might reseed. And pineapple sage blooms are a beautiful way to mark the end of summer.

  3. aloha,

    i love what a beautiful garden you have presented to us this september, your purple and yellow flowers are a great combination for this time.

  4. What a wonderful way for summer to leave, with a great show. My garden just slowly faded away. Love the Autumn clematis on the deck. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  5. It all looks lovely...the annual patch is really charming, and your Agastache look awesome...what variety is the pinkish one?

  6. Ah, my garden is so lacking in flowers right now! But I'm enjoying yours. Thanks for sharing. :)