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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day -- September 2012

I went out into the garden this morning with my camera, not hoping for much, and actually managed to find quite a few flowers to show for Bloom Day. Not big swaths of flowers, but a few pretties. If I can remember variety names, I'll post that. But for the most part, it would mean either hunting through my bag o' tags, or pulling them up from the ground (which would mean trying to get them back into the ground, which ain't easy in my parched, rocky soil). If you see something you just have to know the name of, let me know and I'll hunt it down.


Cyclamen hederifolium (the leaves have died back, and now the flowers re-appear)

Begonia grandis

Lobelia cardinalis
Rudbeckia fulgida with Fuchsia magellanica and Panicum virgatum 'Rotstrahlbusch'

Fuchsia magellanica
Dahlia 'Black Beauty'

And a few other NOID Dahlias:

'Little Joe' Joe-Pye weed (which is taller than me)

Dark-leaved Cimicifuga in front of 'Chocolate' Joe-Pye

Red Twig Dogwood and Agastache 'Tutti-Frutti'
Honeysuckle reblooming

Leycesteria formosa 'Gold Leaf'


Hydrangea paniculata 'Annabelle'
Dianthus, still flowering along with ripening seedheads

Nepeta 'Walker's Low' has never stopped blooming long enough for me to cut it back. The bees love it!
Abelia grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'

The duo of Lemon Verbena and Bronze Fennel, backed up by a big hair band (Stipa tenuissimia)

Caryopteris clandonensis

I just love the pretty tasselly bracts of ornamental Oregano. I have two, I think. One is Origanum libanoticum and the other is 'Barbara Tingey.' Don't ask me which is which.

Ornamental Oregano

Another ornamental Oregano, slightly different
Coreopsis in the gravel garden


Agastache (Evergreen state? Say what? See my parched grass?)


Agastache and gold-leaved Caryopteris

Teucrium with leaves from Eryngium agavifolium

Salvia greggii

Salvia 'Hot Lips' minus her lipstick

One short, confused poppy and Pennisetum 'Karley Rose'


Geranium 'Rozanne' mostly. There are at least three other hardy Geraniums in there with her, but I think all the flowers are hers.

Lobelia tupa is close to open, maybe a couple more days

And, let's see what's flowering in my "To Be Planted" pile.

Salvia patens

Hardy Begonia


Japanese Anemone, probably 'September Charm' backed up by Hosta 'Sum and Substsance'

If that's not enough blooms for you, then you should find your way to May Dreams Gardens, where Carol Michel hosts Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Bloggers all over the world post links there! Check it out!