Saturday, October 15, 2011
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
After missing Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for the past few months I'm back. Will I be back next month, too? Will I have anything blooming here in my New England garden? These are the great mysteries of life.
Not surprisingly my Zinnias are still blooming. Really love these that I started from seed. I just need to find my notes about what they're called so I can start more next year.
Gaura is a reliable all season bloomer for me. The bright pink variety is a little short lived compared to the white but it has a more upright structure and is currently covered in blooms.
This is a plant I thought was an annual when I bought it. Now I even forget the name... But it has bloomed all summer and the plant looks similar to a Scabiosa.
My scabiosa are still blooming, too. Sorry I didn't take pictures of them this month.
There are a few blooms still on my Buddleia. The late season butterflies are all over these - especially the migrating Monarchs.
Last year I planted a lot of different Rudbeckia. Most of them failed to come back. A few seedlings came up like this one (Cappucino). I wish they had done better. This is such a cheerful flower.
My Perovskia (Russian sage) is still putting out a few blooms.
My Agastache are starting to fade except for this one (var pinkus toolazytocheckmynotus)
I have a large area on the side of my house that doesn't have first floor windows. So I went out and picked out a white blooming, pannicula type Hydrangea that gets to be between 8 and 10 foot tall. Hmmm.... Think it might have been labeled wrong?
And lastly the star of the October garden - Aster October Skies. Every fall I think I need more of these and the rest of the year I think about how large it gets and how it's only spectacular for a short period of time and...
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for this meme.