Monday, September 16, 2013

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -September 2013

We finally got the much expected rain this month and the garden  really appreciates it!  I appreciate it too since I no longer have to drag the hoses around !
Welcome to my first Garden Bloggers Bloom Day attempt. I know that I am a newbie in blogging but hang in there! Our garden has been work in progress for 14 years and we have a lot to share!
Here is what is blooming here:

Japanese Anemone after rain -Anemone tomentosa "Robustissima"

Knock out rose "RADraz" on its third round of blooms this season

Hardy Ageratum - Eupatorium cinumoelest- started from seed this spring

and hardy ageratum again surrounding one of the only two mum varieties I grow
 Chrysantemum rubellum "Clara Curtis"

Great year for my yellow wax bell (Kirengeshoma koreana). Not only does it have an interesting foliage all season but it then it treats us with this gorgeous drooping yellow flowers

More distant views of the Yellow Waxbell in combination with other great foliage plants

 Second year for our Autumn Clematis  (Clematis terniflora) who is about to cover the whole gate this year

 Plumbago blooming for the first time in our garden (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

 Another Japanese anemone planted only last fall -Anemone x hybrida "Serenade" 

Sedum "Autumn Joy"

  Cleomes or Spider Flower that come back from seed every year in various  colors as lilac, pink and white

 Here is an indoor plant that loves to spend the summer outside: Plectranthus "Mona Lavender" at peak bloom

The only fall blooming aster  that I haven't yet killed  is Aster "Bluebird" - variety

I love this tall fragrant Bugbane (Cimicifuga racemosa) ..the bees love it too! And is such a long bloomer!

  Sedum "Brilliant"

Obedient flower (Physostegia virginiana)  leaning on Baptista below

 Obedient Plant or Physostegia virginiana below

New Guinea Impatients planted in the garden in the shade

Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta "Black Corals") surrounded with Sedum cuttings

  Boltonia asteroides moved just this spring in a very dry and tough bed by the trees

Last blooms of the Rose Polyantha "Little Pet"

 Lily turf or Liriope muscari "Big Blue" . What an incredibly easy plant to grow!

and near by the variegated variety  Liriope muscari "Varigata" steals the show

And the September review of blooms will not be complete without the Toad lily (Tricyrtis Formosana)
 Japanese Primrose (Primula japonica) confused bloomer (it normally blooms in May)

Check out other September gardens at Carol’s main Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens. Thanks so much for visiting today!