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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- September 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day surprised me this month. Usually I have my post ready to go and publish automatically on the fifteenth, but the month is passing more swiftly than I realized. I awoke yesterday morning with a full-blown migraine, which lessened overnight. When I realized it was Bloom Day, I thought maybe I would just let it pass me by for once -- until I actually picked up the camera and went out the door.

So, here's what I found today blooming in my garden.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' -- the bees adore it and it never fails me

Variegated low-growing campion -- possibly Silene uniflora 'Druett's Variegated'

This campion is thriving in straight gravel -- so drought-tolerant, I really should spread it around

A last couple of Cupid's Dart flowers

Fuchsia magellanica flowers all season and is so fantastically hardy -- why don't I have more of this?

Fuchsia magellanica aurea with its golden-tipped new foliage

Fuchsia magellanica aurea


There are a few bedraggled Monarda that look like a hummingbird war zone

Oakleaf Hydrangea is producing just a couple of new flowers, all the rest are now dried and buff-colored

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'

California poppies are still flowering here and there

Lavender flowering out by the street -- so wonderfully drought tolerant, I took cuttings the other day so I can grow more

One last Brugmansia flower

Alstroemeria 'Rock n' Roll'

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Every year I intend to save seeds from my Calendula 'Solar Flashback' and every year I neglect to do it

Iochroma 'Ashcott Red'

Pelargonium sidoides -- I took a lot of cuttings to root last year at this time, and the mother plant has bounced back
Aloe 'Christmas Carol'
Panicum virgatum

Anamanthele lessoniana

Pennisetum 'Redhead'

Well, that's it for me! I hope you still have plenty of flowers to share in your own Bloom Day posts.

Carol at My Dreams Gardens hosts GBBD, check out her post here and see lots of flowers from all around the world.