Friday, September 10, 2010

Blooming Now in September

There has certainly been a feel of Fall in the sir this
week. Lows in the upper forties and lower fifties and
highs from 70 to 75 degrees.
If I look closely at the trees there is a tinge of color
starting to show through some of the leaves.
I am so not ready for Fall to arrive and I the warm
flower filled days of Summer are going to be so missed.


The flower containers look worse now this year than I
can remember them from past years. It is time to be on the
lookout for some pansies to put in the window boxes
and chrysanthemums for a Fall look. I have a couple of
containers that I over wintered in the basement that now
are starting to form buds but a couple more to add to them
would be nice.


Some more of the Fall Anemones are starting to bloom
and the Chocolate Snakeroot plants are getting buds.
I seem to have lost the name of this pretty anemone
does anyone have a clue?
Poor thing was forgotten about and bigger plants planted
in front of it.

The new caryopteris ‘First Choice’ Mist shrub
that was planted this Spring is starting to bloom and
I love its blue blooms.


It has done well in its sunny spot but had to be
watered lately because of the lack of rain fall.


Late planted Coleus seeds were sown to help add some Fall color.


They are just another seed failure of not getting what
you thought you were going to get from the picture.
They were suppose to have bronze colored edging and are
a disappointment and not too Fall looking.


Some of the deadheaded tall phlox are getting a few
smaller blooms and have been so wonderful.


Nikki tall phlox has been a late bloomer since it
is just a baby. I swear the fragrance of it smells like roses.
Soooo good!


Since I love tall phlox some new additions are on their
way for Fall planting to add to those already I have.
I needed something to take the place of the old mildew
ridden Bee Balms that are going to the woodland bed.


The Duchess of Albany clematis that got moved
to a more sunny location in the rose bed has gotten
a few blooms finally. So she must be happier in her
new spot.


The Luscious Grape Lantana is still blooming away.


The new Lucky Star echinacea has gotten another
bloom.Poor thing was planted behind some cosmos
that have decided to grow like crazy. Finally !
The cosmos is getting buds so I may have some blooms
after all from the seeds that were planted. Transplanting
them did not work well at all for me so I threw some seeds
directly into the soil knowing this process had failed me
numerous times, but thinking what the heck the seed
is just going to waste. Surprise!


Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’ with Party Dress Anemones about
ready to bloom.


Red Rosebud Geranium

I see in the Rose garden that some of the roses are
getting a few new buds and I know they will probably
be the last roses for the Summer.


The Crape Myrtle shrub has almost finished blooming
for this summer. It was such a delight this year.


I hate to see all of the blooms fade for the Summer


the old stray cat doesn’t care about a thing other
than id I might feed it or a good nap in the sun.


Today is Fertilizer Friday with our girl Tootsie
so “Flaunt Your Flowers” while you still have them.
Go to Tootsie Time and join us in Flaunting ours.

Happy Gardening and Everyone
Have A Wonderful Weekend !!

Lona h


Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Lona. You still have so many pretties in bloom. Crepe Myrtle is such a beautiful plant. They are a popular landscape plant and people use them here to divide neighbors property. Love the color of your lantana. I am hoping that phlox will grow for me next year. Didn't have any luck this year. Hope you have a great weekend.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Fall is really in the air here. Normally we can have a really mild one, but so far it's been cloudy and or raining. I'm sure hoping next year we see some more sun.
I like the Coleus, even if it wasn't what you expected. There is so much blooming there. The Crape Myrtle is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona, I've got three pink Japanese anemones, all look similar to this one. Could it be, 'September Charm,' 'Pamina' or 'Prinz Heinrich'?

The Duchess is looking very fashionable. I cut mine back so she's decided to visit a foreign land for awhile.

Love your phlox. Mine seem to have half blooming half faded panicles making them kind of ugly. They still smell good though. More shade is needed I think.

And would you believe my Crape myrtles are just starting to bloom? They are way behind schedule.

OSC [Old Stray Cat] looks like he needs a scratch behind the ears. Sleepy time. :)

A Garden of Threads said...

Truely wonderful fall garden, my garden is on the downward slope to winter it seems. Not one aster has flowered but is covered buds and the sedum are almost finished. Goldfinches have cleanup all the heads of the coneflowers and rudbeckica. It will just have to leaf color it a few weeks. Have a wonderful weekend gardening.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Photos are quite amazing. Love the caryopteris.

noel said...

aloha lona,

theres nothing that says fall like anemones, but you have quite a few other blooms going on, beautiful colors, thanks for sharing these.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, what you have blooming looks great. I think everyone's containers took a beating this year. I have never seen that rose type geranium.


PC said...

Thanks for the visit to your garden - love the cat too! Your flowers are lovely and truly giving one last hurrah! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

RainGardener said...

Lona your flowers look fantastic and you have some I'm not familiar with (but would like to be ;-). What a pretty Clematis the Duchess of Albany is. I planted Anemones seeds last fall in a container and they didn't come up. When I dug into them to find out I guess they had rotted. Must of been all our rain last winter or maybe not as good of drainage in the container as there should have been. I have never had them before so now I need to try again.

Shirley said...

I've never before seen a rosebud geranium. Very pretty! Good photos today!

Brenda Kula said...

I do so love a blue bloom. Your photos are lovely. I've had to plant new container plants this past few weeks to augment the few that were left. Brought some color to the place though.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

A radiant selection of blissful blooms, Lona. I'm about to tip some of my containers out, because there's really so much blooming in our garden that I don't need what's left of the containers. We share some plants, such as the caryopteris and the Japanese anemones, and 'Chocolate' eupatorium, though mine isn't yet blooming. Its native relatives are, however, so that's making me happy.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lona, the photo's of your flowers almost seem like an artist's dream..and not real. To be able to raise flowers like that is a dream of mine. Perhaps it's because I don't give my garden enough of my time? Not to mention not having the know how, and not taking the time to read and learn. So...that being
can I hang around you? Hmmmmm?

pogonip said...

All your flowers are so beautiful that it's hard to choose a favorite. With winter all too close, every flower seems extra special right now.

I wish I could show some phlox blooms--not one this year in the backyard. Doesn't seem to matter what light or water they're getting...grrr.

FlowerLady said...

What stunning happy photos. They make me feel good to be alive. They make me feel thankful.

Have a great weekend yourself Lona.


Liz said...

Hi Lona,

It's always sad to see the plants begin to turn and Autumn arrive... As much as I love Autumn, for the past couple of years now I just haven't been ready for it.

Wonderful photos, I am sure you will treasure each flower that blooms now, knowing what's around the corner.

Jenni said...

Hi Lona, I'm so impressed with all the lovely blooms you have still cheering your gardens! The Coleus is fall looking to me..chartreuse is a popular color and I love the deep burgundy and warm..just like fall should be! Wishing you a great week ahead! Cheers, Jenni

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Wonderful post! The Red Rosebud Geranium are very interesting. I am as glad as anyone to see some cooler temps, but my hearts drops a little to think of the roses saying goodbye for another season. I guess we all need time to prepare for the next season of blooms! I have another raised bed to construct and some roses to move in October.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh that stray kitty is beautiful..we have 7 kittys and one stinky the flowers that are in bloom..we have had a weird year for gardening and flowers..the sunflowers are still struggling to bloom and we have a bazillion green tomatoes..sad too..nothing grew..not even the lettuce..we have a little green house on our we were able to to get basil this year..which was a nice treat..but they were our second plants as the first died..too cold..;) thank you for the nice complements on my candle cozies..I love making them...

Kate said...

Hey! I'm feeling like a garden pro, seeing the same 3 phlox beauties in your pics that are growing in my own garden. :)) I am lovin' that Crape Myrtle.

Beth said...

Loved that red rosebud geranium! I'm going to miss the warmer weather soon, but it's still going strong in Texas and winter doesn't last long here.

Anonymous said...

Lovely parade of flowers.I lost my caryopteris shrub to our cold winters here and I miss its wonderful blue flowers dearly!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lona girl how are you !
Lots of goodies in your garden still blooming away .. that rosebud geranium has me in love with it .. I have to look up that chocolate bloodroot ! .. I haven't heard of that one before .. I love hearing about new plants : )That clematis Duchess of Albany also has me wanting it ..I have seen it in other "gardens" on here and it is so pretty! .. I love the stray cat's look .. perfect for the picture : )and, one year I am going to do Lantana !!! LOL

GardenJoy4Me said...

PS .. Grace ID the three I have to see if one of them is yours too !

Carol said...

It sure is chilly these days... my hands are so cold! It is hard to type. I cannot bring myself to close all the windows... that will be the norm soon enough. I love your September blooms ... especially caryopteris! Mine have not done too well. Lovely Chrysanthemum too. Sweet kitty ending. Lovely photos. ;>)

Ellie said...

What a great display of flowers, Lona! Your garden seems to have plenty of color left, even though autumn is on its way. Here in the Netherlands the first leaves are turning. The Parthenocissus is turning red and yesterday I noticed yellow leaves on the trees in our street - Ginkgo, I believe.
It has been drizzling a lot lately, so no Indian summer here!

Anonymous said...

Your flowers and photos are lovely.I love the blue in you banner, and I suspect your garden too.I am partial to blue and am going to check your older posts to find more.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Lona, you have so many beautiful blooms! I know exactly what you mean about the containers, mine are absolutely dreadful and I might have to start clearing them out. Your coleus is especially beautiful, even without the bronze edge.

Tootsie said...

Lona...your gardens are still just fantastic!!! your photos are outstanding...and so crisp!!!
but...I think I need to ask you to give that pretty little stray cat a little snuggle for me! thanks for flaunting!!!