Well it’s Bloom Day for September and the weather has been spectacular the past week. There are a great many annual flowers in the garden such as zinnias, cosmos, nasturtium, calendula, and daisies. I’ll just represent them all with the this big Dahlia that Beth brought into the house. And then maybe Tithonia (Mexican Sunflower) since it has grown to spectacular heights (at least 12 feet) this year.
Another annual that has grown on our porch this year is Plectranthus. It was overwintered in the greenhouse and then took a while to catch hold in the spring. But it now looks spectacular (and it makes a good cut flower in the house as well).
Another back porch item is the Princess Flower which continues its daily vivid flowers
At the front porch is the very green welcoming garden that Beth built with deep black rectangles.
And a particularly striking addition this year is a Carex with pink flowers that we brought back from Plant Delights this spring.
From the greenhouse comes a very striking hyacinth relative from Madeira.
A few other items struck me as I walked about the yard. There are marvelous peony seeds at this time of year.
The Pyracantha and Hyacinth have intertwined to create a lovely combination.
And a newly planted Arisaema consanguinum looks for all the world like a mother hen for the neighboring Cyclamen.
Then there are the still good-looking repeats from last month.
And I discovered that the Clematis which I tried to remove at least two other times has sprung up again among the roses.
This is a particularly beautiful and vigorous plant that is happy to take over your garden.
And if you go for a walk on the hillside you will see the Colchicum doing their fall explosion of color.
The other thing that happens now are berries and other fruit.
And then I’ll close with one of the workers in the greenhouse that keeps the pests at bay.