Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for September

Continuing Flowers in the Cutting Garden

Continuing Flowers in the Cutting Garden

Here we find ourselves at another Garden Bloggers Bloom Day as begun by May Dreams Gardens.  We are just returned from another trip to Boston so I will try to quickly touch base with the main sources of flowers right for this season.  The flowers in the cutting garden are at their heights now (literally 6 foot tall zinnias and cosmos).  And we find ourselves with more than we can fully use — but that just means they make the vegetable garden look good and provide lots of options for the butterflies.

Cosmos 'Seashell Mix' from Stokes

Cosmos 'Seashell Mix' from Stokes

Some of the other stalwarts as the summer winds down are shown in the following images.

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Rozanne'

The Geranium ‘Rozanne’ has overcome early dear/rabbit damage to become a strong flowering plant for this season — really pretty flowers.

Cleome

Cleome

Cleome has become one of my favorites.  It grows so easily from seed that I have to remember to plant more next year.

Sweet Autumn Clematis (C. Terniflora)

Sweet Autumn Clematis (C. Terniflora)

We find the Sweet Autumn Clematis is spreading rapidly along the fence in back of the rose garden and is giving the cherry tree a second flowering.  I’ve been reading about this plant being invasive in some areas of the country so I will have to keep and eye on it but at the moment it is quite beautiful.

Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

We planted Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ in the late Spring and it is now starting to flower strongly.

Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight'

Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight'

And it is hard to ignore this very special Echinacea which looks good both in the garden and in the house — and has flowered over the whole season.

Rosa 'Crocus Rose' from David Austin

Rosa 'Crocus Rose' from David Austin

And the roses continue to do their thing with grace and beauty…

Caryopteris and Helianthus

Caryopteris and Helianthus

Let me end with the Caryopteris (since I mentioned the lovely ‘Lemon Queen’ Helianthus in my last post.  I’ve lost the name of this variety but the Caryopteris is a new plant for us this year.  It took a while to get around to flowering but since early August the plant and flowers have been growing bigger (this is all from a gallon sized plant this year) and contributing to our hillside garden.

Caryopteris

Caryopteris

8 comments on “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day for September

  1. teresa

    Soooo pretty! One more beautiful than the next! I absolutely love that seashell cosmo. I have never seen one of those. Of course now I will have to be on a quest to find those… and that pink double delight echinacea is great too~ Now I am on a mission to find both of those. Thanks for the great post!

  2. Shirl

    Mac, fantastic images from your garden… just loved the first pic. I do love plantings like this. Fav bloom here just has to be the Cleome… it is quite stunning! Happy Bloom Day 😀

  3. Debbie

    Mac,

    Happy Bloom Day! Thanks for the delightful stroll through your garden. I especially love the seashell cosmos and the cleome, both of which will be added to my ‘must grow’ list for next year.

  4. Dave@TheHomeGarden

    Nice! The caryopteris begins to bud for us in late August and puts our blooms from September into October. We have the ‘Longwood Blue’ Variety. It’s very easy to propagate if you want more. I need to add some cleome next year!

  5. Nell Jean

    Making a note here to plant caryopteris next year. Happy Bloom Day.

  6. Helen at Toronto Gardens

    If you have a surfeit of flowers in your cutting garden, perhaps you could just run them over here. They look charming. Congrats on your success with ‘Seashell’, a variety that never did much for me. It’s very pretty.

  7. Marie

    My coreopsis is also 6 feet tall. I don’t remember them being quite that tall in other years. Great photos. Thanks.

  8. Sylvana

    The Limelight and Pink Double Delight look like they’d go so well together, a very romantic combination.
    You take very beautiful pictures.