Thursday, September 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - September 2011

Sweet Autumn Clematis with Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Sun’

Few perennials are blooming in my garden this September 15. Mums, asters and anemone have not opened.  The annuals are carrying the day. 

As I looked around the garden for perennials in bloom, I had a thought -Carol’s Bloom Day Blog at May Dreams Garden is the perfect place to find other plants that are blooming now in other gardens and add them to my garden.

I can imagine planning a whole garden by following Bloom Day month by month. Of course, I would have to look for other bloggers in zone 6.  

Wouldn’t it be fun to create a virtual garden this winter from Bloom Day posts?

Here’s what’s blooming in my garden now.

Chrysanthemum ‘Clara Curtis’
Sedum Autumn Joy

Garden Phlox (pink pass-a-long and white ‘David’)

Hardy Hibiscus

Check host Carol’s Bloom Day posts and start your own virtual garden. 


The Sage Butterfly said...

That autumn clematis sure does give a fantastic show...wonderful! Happy GBBD!

Dorothy Borders said...

That clematis is just unreal! But then all your September blooms are lovely. Congratulations.

bookworm said...

Lovely hibiscus. My spouse accidentally destroyed ours this year (long story) but ones I've seen locally (Binghamton, NY area) are doing well. I am also going to comment in your community garden post as we've been community gardening for almost 20 years.

Marie said...

Butterfly, Birdwoman, and Bookworm,

Thank you for your kind comments. The clematis is cut back to the ground after blooming. It comes back spectacularly every fall. The hibicus is cut back to the ground in spring and has been in my garden for years.

scottweberpdx said...

I am guilty of doing JUST that very thing! During the times when I felt the garden was lacking, I scour those other blogs for ideas! After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Marie said...

I may be copying some of your great combinations. I enjoyed your bloom day post very much.

Kimberley said...

Yes, I think it would be lovely to plan your ideal virtual garden over the dreary winter months based on Bloom Day posts. It's an updated version of poring over the seed catalogs!

I inherited a lovely bright red hardy hibiscus when I moved into my current home 8 years ago. For the past two years, though, I have seen no sign of it, so I fear it finally gave up the ghost. It's in a bed overgrown with rudbeckia, so perhaps it just could not compete and get enough light or nutrients.

Your flowers are beautiful now, and I'll bet you'll still have some lovely things to show us in October! Perhaps that anemone!

Marie said...

I don't remember the hibiscus having so many blooms this late in the seasom before. The July drought and wet August must have confused them. It is a pass-along plant from a neighbor. I've been lucky to have it for about 10 years.

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