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Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Colors in Bloom

It's been a couple months since I've participated in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day so I figured I was due for a post! Amazingly despite a summer of neglect the garden has quite a few reliable blooms to share. If you like to think on the positive side you could consider the neglect as a test of what thrives with or without the gardener in less than ideal growing conditions!

Here's what's blooming this September in my garden:

Orange Cosmos - Self-sown 

Red Perennial Mums - a returning favorite!

California poppy. The color orange again!

Rudbeckia 'Cappuccino' - a little orange here too.

Garlic chives

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'! A great fall blooming shrub.



Purple Butterfly Bush

More purple from the naturally growing ironweed (Vernonia).

And of course a favorite fall blooming native plant:

Enjoy more blooms at Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!


  1. Still looking good Dave....I say this summer has put a lot of gardens to a test!

  2. Beautiful blooms...I ADORE the Vernonia...such amazing color...and height! There is something amazing about the rich, smoldering colors of mums at this time of year, isn't there!

  3. Those orange cosmos is also growing wildly in this part of the world, it is one with wider range of temperature tolerance. That is the only one among your photos which thrive here in our tropical country.

  4. Your red mums are looking great - lots of color. Happy GBBD!


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