|Blooms and foliage in my zone 5 garden for September.|
We have had quite a variety of weather in the past weeks. One day it is unbearably hot and dry with the temperature over 86 degrees F (30 C). The next day we are all in winter coats at the damp morning soccer game in 40 degrees F (4 C). Despite all of that drama, the garden is still blooming on...
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy' making its debut this year in an eight foot hedge by our Driveway Garden.|
|The asters are poised and ready... but meanwhile Geranium 'Rozanne' is still blooming like crazy over top of Miscanthus sinensis 'Dixieland'.|
|Hardy hibiscus hanging its enormous flower petals down after a little rain.|
|It is a great flower for adding some "wow!" factor to your garden.|
|Potted dragon wing begonia is still blooming away by the Shade Path garden...|
|Sedum 'Frosty Morn' is ready to bloom soon. The leaves have been having a spotting problem this year, which I have not encountered before. Any tips?|
|Native flat-topped aster, Doellingeria umbellata, is just beginning to bloom in the Shade Path. I cut it back by half in May, and sometimes again in July, to keep it a bit more bushy. It flowers profusely until the end of October.|
|Still loving this potted begonia on our back steps.|
|In our Curb strip, purple catmint Nepeta 'Walker's Low' is still blooming away. I have only deadheaded them once this year.|
|Sedum 'Acre' is the chartreuse ground cover in our curb planting, with a few self sown black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) and wild carrot tucked here and there.|
|Japanese anemones (Anemone japonica) is a pink profusion this month in the Front Walk.|
|Pink Anemone japonica, red leaved Canna 'King Humbert' and chartreuse Spirea 'Goldflame' in the Front Walk.|
|View of the Front Walk to the Front Woodland (our large front curb). Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) are flowering near the sidewalk for passersby.|
|In our corner garden, fittingly named Cherry Corner in honor of its weeping cherry tree, I planted out fall Chrysanthemums to fill the gap from the shorn summer daylilies (read more on cutting back your Hemerocallis post-bloom!... my most popular post to date).|
|Cherry Corner looking back to the Shade Path...|
|I really like the Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' planted among the fall mums here. It adds a little sparkle to any planting!|
Thanks to May Dreams for hosting Garden Blogger Bloom Day!
Hope you have a lovely start to your September week!