Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bloom Day - September 15th

Well here we are only a few days from the official end of summer but there are still so many things blooming in the gardens. About six or seven years ago I visted the Anthony's gardens in the fall for the first time and there were so many beautiful things blooming it took my breath away. I'd always thought the end of August was pretty much the end of the garden season but their great use of fall blooming perennials and shrubs gave me a new outlook. Also, it was about that time I'd started collecting fuchsias and September is the month of the year these beauties shine here. They sulk a bit through the heat of the summer but the cooler evenings in September cheer them up and they start pushing out masses of flowers to enjoy until I have to prune them back and put them away for the season.

Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this great eye candy bloomfest


Fuchsia 'Claire de Lune'


Fuchsia 'Billy Green'

Fuchsia 'Galadriel'

Fuchsia 'Beacon Rosa'

Fuchsia 'Southgate'

Fuchsia 'Southgate' with Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Fuchsia 'Beacon' with Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Impatiens 'Butterfly Deep Pink' with Coleus 'Limon Blush'

Impatiens 'Butterfly Pink'


Abutilon 'Souvenir de Bonne'

Sweet Autumnn Clematis

Clematis 'Polish Spirit'

Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

Hardy Blue Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Hardy Blue Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'


Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
Phygelius with Meadowhawk


Canna 'Tropicanna Black'

SunPatiens 'Vigorous Red'

Pentas 'Butterfly Red'


Sslvia 'Dancing Flames' (Salvia vanhouttei)

Canna 'Pretoria' and Tithonia

Tithonia

Tithonia with Monarch Butterfly

Canna 'Pretoria'

Canna 'Pretoria'


Cuphea micropetela


Cuphea micropetala


Lantana

Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'

Amaranthus

Canna 'Pink Sunburst'

Canna 'Pink Sunburst'
  
Bonica

Carpet Rose Pink


Rose of Sharon 'Sugar Tip' (Hybiscus Syriacus)

Rose of Sharon 'Sugar Tip' (Hybiscus Syriacus)


Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight'


Butterfly Bush 'Pink Delight'



Buddleia with Great Spangled Fritillary

Coreopsis 'Lightning Flash' with Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Coreopsis 'Lightning Flash' with Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Celosia

Northern Sea Oats 'River Mist' (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Northern Sea Oats 'River Mist' (Chasmanthium latifolium)



A very old Sedum that came from my Grandmother's garden years ago
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'


Salvia 'May Night' is still producing some flowers


 

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful, and I especially enjoy the birds and insects incorporated in your presentation!

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    1. Thanks very much Marie! I've had so many butterflies this year. It's been a treat. I've seen more Monarchs this year than I'd seen in the last five. I even had a Viceroy yesterday morning. Sadly it flew off before I got a picture of it.

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  2. Oh so beautiful! Love the birds and butterflies! Your garden is so full of gorgeos flowers!

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    1. Many thanks!!!! I really love all the birda and butterflies too.

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  3. Lovely blooms and great shots with the hummingbirds!

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    1. Thanks Loree! I wish we had as many species of hummingbirds here as you do out west. We only have our Ruby-throated hummers but I so enjoy them. Every time I see your great flower offerings I can just see them with hummingbirds enjoying those flowers in my mind's eye.

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  4. Oh my god Deanne..those fuchsias..you're killing me! And that damn Celosia spicata that I keep trying to grow. Wonderful images as always. Swallowing my envy.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! the fuchsias are so great this time of the year. I'm going to begin the process of cutting them back and getting them ready for winter in the next week or two. It's always sad to cut off all those stems that are smothered with flowers.

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  5. Wonderful photos. I like that little coreopsis too. So glad you're on the Bloom Day brigade!

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    1. Thanks Denise, I'm really Enjoying Bloom Day. It's really fun to see what's going on in everyone's gardens

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  6. Wow - so many beautiful blooms. I love your fuchsia collection.

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  7. Looking good! Love the picture with the hummingbird and Fuchsia Southgate! For some reason most of my Fuchsias did nothing this year-hardly any flowers at all. Despite my old aversion to pink, I think I need some of that Canna 'Pink Sunburst'.

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    1. Thanks Sue, my fuchsias here are blooming but don't have anywhere near the amount of flowers they usually do this time of year. I really think that hot summer impacted their ability to bloom well. ~~ Remind me to give you a chunk of the C.'Pink Sunburst' next spring when I divide it. It's really beautiful this year. All the Cannas loved the summer heat as much as the fuchsias hated it, LOL

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  8. What beautiful photos! This makes me want to be a real gardener.
    Blessings,
    Ava

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    1. Thanks Ava! Anyone who enjoys nurturing plants is a 'real gardener'

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  9. Thank you for this dose of eye candy! My favorites are the second photo of Helianthus and the first photo of Northern Sea Oats. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Gayle for taking the time to comment!

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  10. Wow! Those are magnificent photos of a magnificent garden. I couldn't begin to choose favorites.

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  11. Your photography just takes my breath away. It's been a gray, gloomy day here in SC, and your stunning photos just provided the burst of color I needed! Your fuchsias are spectacular--and the hummingbirds captures are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blooms and art. Look forward to visiting again soon!

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    1. Thanks Julie! So very happy you enjoyed the pics.... I'm a shutter happy gardener so blogging is a perfect activity for me. I really appreciate the feedback.

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