What’s in Bloom Here Now – Sept 2015

September is slipping by, summer is slipping by, but I’m happy to report that after a few rainy days where we barely hit 60F, the forecast highs for the rest of the week are about 80F, with lows in the 50Fs. Linger longer, summer.

Here’s what’s in bloom now, for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.

Zinnias continue:

zinniapinkyellow8Sept2015 zinniaorangeredcenterasterbud13Sept2015 orangepurplezinniasfrontwalkway15Sept2015

And cosmos, scarlet runner beans, gerberas, and other flowery sorts as well:

annualyellowwhiteSuperbellsLemonSlice15Sept2015
Superbells ‘Lemon Slice” annual (Calibrachoa hybrid)
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white cosmos (with small larva)
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scarlet runner beans and flowers
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Tarnished Plant Bug (Lygus leneolaris) on cosmos
redgerberadaisy6Sept2015
red Gerbera daisy (annual)
flowersinfruitguild15Sept2015
cosmos and flowers from the ‘Bring Home the Butterflies’ mix in the fruit guild

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A few perennials that have been blooming for the last month are still going strong,too:

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hydrangea flower (from a plant sale – variety unknown)
QueenAnnesLaceanisehyssopfruitguild15Sept2015
anise hyssop and Queen Anne’s Lace in fruit guild
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hydrangea in side yard
Rozannegeraniumclose15Sept2015
‘Rozanne’ geranium … just doesn’t quit
bluevervainblooms15Sept2015
the vervain has self-seeded EVERYwhere and the new plants are now blooming
back border with veronicastrum, Joe Pye weed, panicum grass
back border with veronicastrum, white hydrangea, Joe Pye weed, panicum grass

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Some perennials are just getting started:

caryopterissedumNishikiwillowbed15Sept2015
Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’ in driveway border
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closer view of Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’ bloom
twobumblebeesinanemonetormentosaRobustissimab8Sept2015
two bumblebees in anemone tormentosa ‘Robustissima’ (there were three in there at once!)
anemonetormentosaRobustissimaflowerbackview1Sept2015
back view of anemone tormentosa ‘Robustissima’
sprucegoldenrodpinkhloxboulderfrontyard15Sept2015
pink phlox with goldenrod – the phlox was here when we moved in but has never bloomed in profusion due to deer browse
asterBluebirdbloomsbuds13Sept2015
Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’
beeonbluebirdaster15Sept2015
honeybee on Aster laevis ‘Bluebird’
asterinrockwall13Sept2015
aster growing wild in the back strip
asters and golderods in back strip
asters and goldenrods in back strip
asters and goldenrod in back strip
asters, goldenrod, Jerusalem artichoke, apple trees in back strip
honeybeepinkasterssunshade15Sept2015
honeybee on pink aster in side garden
tricyrtisSamuraibloom15Sept2015
tricyrtis ‘Samurai’ (toadlily)
chelone 'Hot Lips' (turtlehead)
chelone ‘Hot Lips’ (turtlehead)
persicariaPaintersPaletteredflowersraindrop13Sept2015
tiny red Persicaria ‘Painters Palette’ flowers

I almost missed the fall crocus:

twoautumncrocus15Sept2015

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The sedums shine this time of year:

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sedum ‘Turkish Delight’
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sedum ‘Autumn Fire’
sedum 'Hab Grey'
sedum ‘Hab Grey’
sedumcauticolaandthymefront15Sept2015
sedum cauticola and thyme
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sedum cauticola

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As do the grapes, apple, fungi, and squash:

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fungi growing on branch under crabapple
fungi growing on branch under crabapple
yellow crookneck squash, one of the few I harvested this year
yellow crookneck squash, one of the few I harvested this year

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Not strictly blooms but worthy of attention nonetheless:

fritillary on buddleia
fritillary on buddleia
shy cabbage white butterfly
shy cabbage white butterfly
very sensitive fern
very sensitive fern
slugs mating
slugs mating
hickory tussock moth larva on crabapple
hickory tussock moth larva on crabapple
profusion of crabapples on weeping 'Jade'
profusion of crabapples on weeping ‘Jade’
lavender
lavender
crocosmia seed head - almost looks like a flower itself
crocosmia seed head – almost looks like a flower itself

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And some landscape shots to end the show; come back in October!

some of shade garden with red begonia
some of shade garden with red begonia
patio
patio
back yard with heavy-laden apples
back yard with heavy-laden apples
partial back yard view with 'Tina' crabapple
partial back yard view with ‘Tina’ crabapple
part of side ayrd, under honeysuckle, with lavender, Russian sage, rose trellis, annuals.
part of side yard, under honeysuckle, with lavender, Russian sage, rose trellis, anemone sylvestri, anise hyssop, annuals.
front walkway, with bee balm, zinnias, hostas, etc.
front walkway, with bee balm, zinnias, hostas, etc.
driveway border of daylilies and hostas (here when we moved in)
driveway border of daylilies and hostas (here when we moved in), plus summer’s hanging basket
front border with sedums, hostas, baptisia
front border with sedums, hostas, baptisia, large rhodos
euphorbia under weeping 'Jade' crabapple
euphorbia and hellebore under weeping ‘Jade’ crabapple
back border and yard through chelone ' Hot Lips'
back border and yard through chelone ‘ Hot Lips’

 

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If you want more September garden beauty, check out these great blogs:

Lee at A Guide to Northeast Gardening on Long Island, NY, U.S.

Jessica at Rusty Duck in southwest England, UK

Linda at Whatsitgarden in Portland, OR, U.S.

Flutter & Hum in the Pacific Northwest U.S.

Loree at Dangergarden in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Jason at Garden in a City in Evanston, IL, U.S.

Pat at Commonweeder in Massachusetts, U.S.

 

 

9 Comments on “What’s in Bloom Here Now – Sept 2015

  1. No, summer can not be slipping away ! I think you’re right though , it was cloudy and a bit cold today when I was taking pics .
    You have a lovely BIG garden , I think you should stay put 😉

    • Thanks, Linda. There’s a lot to love about the garden, northern New England, the town we live in … but I’d love to be closer to the coast. Like a bike ride from the ocean 🙂

  2. Wow – you do take them most wonderful critter photos! That one with the Tarnished Plant Bug is stunningly beautiful! Oh, and thanks for the shout-out! 🙂

    • Your photos are beautiful, Sofie! Looking forward to seeing your garden every month. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Another great array of blooms this month! Your garden looks fantastic. Temperatures in the 80s I can only dream of!
    Many thanks for the link 🙂

    • Well, 80s this week, but before long there will be snow and temps in the 20s. I’m savouring it while it lasts. Your pics are always stunning.

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