Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for September 2019
|Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie'|
There are lots of blooms in the garden so where to begin? I will start with the containers on the front porch. I changed the plan a bit this year and instead of just planting one Dragon Wing begonia, I added a coleus and it seems very happy if a bit unruly.
The back deck is filled with potted fuchsias. They look good although I think they would be better with more sun. Next year, Michael says he is going to try and create a cover that we can open and close to allow more light in. Some fuchsias just produce more blooms than others, even in limited light. 'June Bride' is one of those --
|Fuchsia 'June Bride'|
A new fuchsia, this one planted in the ground, is 'Surprise' -
'Cardinal' is another hardy fuchsia - it is 5 feet tall this year -
|Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite' is just beginning to bloom|
|but 'Catawba' has been blooming for the last month.|
You know fall will soon be here when the goldenrod starts to bloom -
as well as the asters...
Aster 'Kickin' Purple'
|Caryopteris 'Dark Knight' (Bluebeard) - so worth the wait.|
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy' has to be one of the most dependable plants on earth.|
Some hot summer blooms continue to amaze -
|Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi') and Lantana "Miss Huff'|
|Salvia 'Hot Lips' and Sedum 'Cherry Truffle'|
Some flowers have taken breaks and are now blooming again -
|Kniphofia 'Orange Crush'|
|Coreopsis 'Leading Lady Sophia'|
The ornamental grasses are starting to look good -
|Pennesetum 'Redhead' - I'm told this one will reseed all over the place. I hope not.|
Some climbers -
|Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata)|
|Climbing Monkshood (Aconitum hemslevanum)|
|And the regular Monkshood (Aconitum 'Tall Blue')|
|I forgot the name of this hydrangea but I believe it is 'Bloomstruck'. It has the darkest russet color that seems to last forever.|
|I almost hesitate to include a buddleia photo as some people around here get up in arms about them. I have a few sterile cultivars and have not had any problems with them. This one is 'Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven'.|
|Echinacea 'White Swan', newly planted, still just a pup.|
And one tree bloom - this is Gordlinia x grandiflora (aka Mountain Gordlinia). My boss brought my attention to this. I had never heard of it before. It is a cross between the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha) and the loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus).
|Gordlinia x grandiflora|
And last, but certainly not least, is the autumn crocus. These were already planted here when we moved in and I love them. They were, however, in awful locations, so I relocated them earlier in the spring. I was excited to see them emerging -
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Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy