Once again, it's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. It's hard to believe that we are halfway through October already. Where does the time go? I still have so much I need and want to get done this fall, but I am rapidly running out of time.
Unfortunately, I started September by pulling my shoulder, and once the muscles finally stopped screaming, I realized I also had a pinched nerve, which left my right arm and neck in pain and my fingers tingling, which gets worse if I sit at the computer for any length of time. The doctor gave me a prescription NSAID, but the only real help for a pinched nerve is time. I have lots of pictures and posts in the pipeline, but really need to take it easy on the shoulder.
Something for you to look forward to over the winter!
|This tall purple aster is the biggest and brightest thing in my garden right now|
|The pollinators, like this cutie-pie hoverfly, love it|
|I managed to follow him from one flower...|
|...To the next.|
My overflowing pot ghetto has plenty of flowers in it too.
|I bought two Mahonia 'Soft caress' at the Heronswood Sale.|
|Still unplanted pink flower whose name I can't remember|
|Three gallon pots of Agastache, bought at discount because they were past it, have rebloomed after being cut back severely|
The tuberous Begonias are still flowering well. Now I just have to figure out how to overwinter them.
|Hummingbird favorite Fuchsia magellanica|
|Chocolate Eupatorium (which isn't called Eupatorium any more, but I don't care)|
|Yellow Corydalis pops up everywhere, here it is amongst Geranium phaeum foliage|
|A little fall rebloom on native bleeding heart Dicentra formosa|
|Golden Hakone grass beside the waterfall|
|Sheffield Pink Mums are just starting to open|
|This huge cluster of buds on Tetrapanax will never open before frost, but its flower look like every other Araliaceae family plant, clusters of white puffballs.|
I moved almost all my tender plants off the front porch and into the greenhouse a couple of weeks ago. We've had some pretty cold nights lately, and I've even turned on the heater out there.
|Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery' flowers look like just about every other Begonia grown for its foliage|
|'Old Lady' cactus looks very much like I might if I decided to wear flowers in my hair|
That's most of what's blooming in my garden right now. I managed to finish this post without too much pain, so things might be looking up.
Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Check out her post here
, and all the other posts by bloggers around the world celebrating their blooms.