Monday, September 15, 2014

Gilmore Gardens in September 2014 ~ Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

The Hill Garden is still full of color this month: Allium tuberosum & Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.
Welcome to Gilmore Gardens in Pennsylvania, zone 5!

There are still quite a few blooms over at Gilmore, even though we have not been living near it or caring make for it at all. About once a month to month-and-a-half, I do a big cleanup of weeds and deadheading the flowers.... That is it! That is all it takes to keep this garden going right now. It really has confirmed to me, though many people just do not believe it, that a garden on this scale can be plannned to pretty much take care of itself by having well designed planting schemes.

(Note to newcomers: This is our previous garden, which is a small town lot about a half mile from our new garden at Havenwood. Read my 'about my gardens' for more info!)


The pink Japanese anemones are a delicate froth over the Front Walk garden...
...catching the pink shades in the background from Sedum 'Autumn Joy' around the Circle Lawn...
... and being a beautiful late summer combination with the black-eyed susans, (Rudbeckia) in the Curb planting.
The Rudbeckia has gained some crown vetch trailing its delicate leaves through its frame. I did not plant the latter here, but I love having in this wilder area to add some purple flowers in the summer. It is easily pulled away from the foxgloves, etc that I do not want to be covered. Allowing this kind of spontaneity in the garden is what makes it look a tad bit romantic, to my mind anyway.
The last of the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) for the summer. But their seed heads will look good far into the winter! See this Echinacea photo from December 2012.
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' blooming by the Circle Lawn.
More yellow perennial foxgloves (Digitalis grandiflora) this month!
Hydrangea 'Limelight' has really got going this year. Here it is with wispy flowers of meadow rue, Thalictrum delavayi 'Splendide', floating above it.
Hydrangea paniculatas (like 'Limelight') does very well in cooler area, unlike the H. macrophylla type.
A photo of the Hydrangea and meadow rue from outside the gate. In the spring, I will be moving the Thalictrum to the new Pergola garden at Havenwood.
I hope you are able to be out enjoying some beautiful September weather this week!
Happy GBBD!
~Julie

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19 comments:

  1. Attractive association with the sedum and the allium is very attractive.
    Anemones and echinacea are very strong flowers. I adore them. I also planted them in the garden.
    I am in love with hydrangeas. Limelight is a beauty.
    Good day.

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    1. Limelight just keeps getting more beautiful as the season goes on into autumn as well.
      Thanks for stopping by, Armelle!
      ~Julie

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  2. The anemones are just beautiful! All of your colors are outstanding. I love the tiny sedum blooms and that gate shot is just awesome!

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    1. Thank you Betty! It is hard to believe that the gate area was surrounded only by weedy turf just five years ago. Nice to stop and appreciate it. :)
      ~Julie

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  3. Wow, your Rudbeckias and Echinaceas still look fabulous! Mine are fading, although I don't deadhead them because they feed the birds. Obviously, you did a great job planning Gilmore Gardens. Lovely!

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    1. We leave our up too, and they look nice for quite a while. Thanks for your complements!
      ~Julie

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  4. Great to see what’s growing in a garden in Pennsylvania and those pink jap. anemones are growing here in Scotland just now too – September charm mine are .

    We’ve an Echinacea, Sedums and a perennial foxglove too – what fun! Love your yellow foxglove - Happy GBBD :-)

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  5. Love how large your anemone patch has become. I used to have a patch like that and then a soil disease took over. It was the perfect bed for anemones but it now hosts astilbe. You got me hooked on the yellow digitalis reason why last spring I ordered seeds and got one plant blooming this season. It was a very long and painful process but very rewarding at the end.

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    1. Thanks Daniela! So glad you got to try the foxgloves! They are lovely. I love that they will rebloom in Sept when I deadhead them in July. It is funny how because of certain conditions of each place, some people find a plant easy while others have to fight for it. Glad you say it was worth it!
      ~Julie

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  6. I can't believe how much your garden is still blooming....it is showing all the love you have given it.

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    1. Thanks Donna... yes, lots of work up front for sure! But it is nice to see it going on its own now.
      ~Julie

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  7. Your former garden is still looking wonderful, does it cope without any watering? Your Japanese anemones are so beautiful, I wish mine looked as good!

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    1. Thanks Pauline!

      No, it has not been watered at all this year...which is good as I am not sure that our tenants would like to pay for it! We live in a wet enough place that normally established perennials do not need to be watered during the growing season. I did not put in any annuals or new plants over there this year, so there has been not need for it.

      It took many years for the anemones to bulk up to their current status. They are lovely now!
      ~Julie

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  8. Gilmore Gardens are looking wonderful. They have good bones, so can do their 'thing' with aplomb. Your tenants are so lucky to live with such beauty around them. P. x

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  9. What a lovely garden and the blooms are delicious!
    JM, Illinois

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  10. You have such a pretty assortment of cottage plants...I love anemone, but do you find yours spreading in the garden too? would love to have you share your garden post over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party this week! oxox, tracie

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  11. Your tenants are lucky to rent such a beautiful home with such an amazing garden. Wonder if they appreciate it? :)

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  12. Very beautiful gardens you have! I really like reading your blog! Cheers!

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