It is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day and I am late in posting once again. I found myself on the road once more but these are photos from the garden reflecting the state of affairs before I left. One of the standout flowers for this time of year is the lovely double flowered Japanese anemone pictured above. It is both floriferous and singularly beautiful over a long period in the fall.
Another set of flowers that can be counted on for September are the Toad Lilies.
There are several in the yard now but they are all characterized by orchid like blossoms and delightful green foliage with rampant growth.
One of our favorite dahlias for use in the perennial gardens is Bishop of Llandalf.
It’s dark foliage contrasts nicely with the other plants and the red flowers are outstanding.
We have several patches of Garlic Chives that are expanding.
They are especially nice when many other perennial flowers have faded.
In the annual cutting bed the Tithonia continue to dominate.
They are constantly visited by butterflies and bees.
In the wildflower patch in the lawn we have some Colchicum established.
One of the nice aspects of species peonies is the rather striking seed pods they can have in the fall.
This one is Paonia obovata I believe. The red seeds are not viable but the black ones could easily be harvested.
It’s also worth noting that this year promises a very nice apple crop, probably more than we can eat….