Monday, September 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - September 2014

Well here we are at the very end of the summer and it seems to me that someone put this year on fast forward.  We've had a heck of a summer here with lots of challenges including a microburst from a severe thunderstorm on Sept. 9 that blew down a hundred plus foot white pine tree that smashed across my gardens, patio and onto the roof of the house. We've been dealing with two different tree services, a contractor for the house repairs, the roofer and siding person as well as the insurance adjuster and on and on.... I'll do a post with every gardener's worst nightmare pictures later. 

So again it is bloom day and this is the first 'normal' thing I've done in the gardens since the tree hit the house. It really was therapeutic to get outside with my camera and look for the beauty still here in the late summer gardens.  Lots of annuals, and my shrub border on the street has lots of interest for September. I'm loving it!  As always, thanks to Carol from May Dreams Gardens for hosting our monthly bloom fest.


























 





















 




15 comments:

  1. Oh no! How awful that microburst must have been to do so much damage! I'm glad you're okay. Your garden is still incredibly beautiful. I have a very similar orange and yellow Cuphea (mine was sold as 'Candy Corn') but whenever I look at mine, I think how much better yours always looks. It's hard to pick a favorite from among your photos, although those yellow dinner-plate dahlias pluck at my heartstrings. Best wishes with your home and garden repairs!

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    1. Thanks so much Kris, that Cuphea is micropetala and the dahlia is 'Kelvin Floodlight'. I'm planning on getting all these labeled as soon as I can I just didn't have time tonight to do it. The storm that brought the microburst had tornado warnings attached to it so I'm very glad that we didn't get that. It could have been a lot worse. I did lose a LOT of plants on the patio and around the side of the house. It's pretty distressing but I just keep reminding myself that it's all just stuff. No one was hurt and that is what's important

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  2. I especially note how fantastic the mailbox garden is looking Deanne ! I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy the fruits of your labors.

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I'm REALLY pleased with how that mailbox garden is maturing. I'll never catch up with Monique and Les but I'm getting a bit of that look in this garden which is what I am aiming for

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  3. All are amazing. And you are amazing to be able to post all of this serenity after the nasty work that Mother Nature did on that tree. II am a blogger friend of Sue and saw the pix on FB.)

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    1. Thanks Jack! many thanks for the comment, that means a lot to me especially now. I've seen you over on FB and it's very nice to have you visit my blog.

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  4. So much still blooming in your garden Deanne! Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

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    1. Thanks Dee, I appreciate the comment. I think of you every time I see my few rose bushes and know how upset I'd be if I had the problems you are dealing with.

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  5. Great photos Deanne and loving all the bloom colours of your post. Sorry to hear about what happened with the storms, sounds like a nightmare and very stressful. Hope all the repair goes well and smoothly and in not time at all things will settle and look like almost nothing happened.

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    1. Thanks M&G. I was thinking of you with the fire in the garden you had and thinking this wasn't as bad as that. I think I had less damage to the gardens than you did.

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  6. I'm glad you got out and enjoyed a little garden therapy. Everything looks so fresh and perky it's hard to believe it's mid September. Your Mina lobata is fabulous, I swear I'm growing that next year!

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    1. Thanks Loree, I highly recommend Mina lobata, it's a real winner.

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  7. Mother Nature can be very cruel in our gardens, so sorry this happened but so much beauty left to see!

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  8. You recover your bearings quickly, Deanne, and I know your garden will too, and come roaring back better than ever.

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  9. Oh my GOSH- you have so many beautiful blooms right now!!!!!! Hopefully everything gets handled/repaired/settled with the tree situation soon. I know that is not easy to deal with. Hopefully getting out in the garden with the camera helped calm you - the photos certainly calmed me!!!

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