Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Bloom Day

The light is changing, evenings are cooler, and mid-September has arrived. The last of summer's blooms remain, as autumn's blooms begin to appear. Here's some of what's blooming in our garden this month.

Phlox paniculata 'David'

smooth blue aster

tall bellflower, blooming since May

impatiens in a hanging basket

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

Hosta plantaginea

purple oxalis

'Happy Returns' daylily with Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'

Sedum 'Matrona'

Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

Four-year-old pelargonium


Echinacea 'Magnus' with noid phlox

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' still going strong, looking good

Lobelia siphilitica (Great blue lobelia)

Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)

Echinacea 'purpurea'

This has been the best year yet in our young garden, and it's still lush with bloom. That will be changing over the next few weeks as we move into fall. By this time next month we'll be at our first average frost date. Tender plants will be making the transition indoors as perennials wane. Moving and dividing will be in high gear in the next few weeks, as the garden gradually prepares for its winter slumber and life here transitions from chilling and grilling on the patio, open windows and summer breezes, to autumn leaves and warm wool sweaters.

Enjoy beautiful September and the last fleeting days of summer. Breathe in the last of summer's fragrant blooms. Let time stand still and enjoy each moment as beautiful autumn's refreshing breeze kisses summer's heat goodbye. Happy September Bloom Day.

For more Garden Blogger's Bloom Day posts, please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


  1. Your plants look very healthy and happy. Beautiful garden.

  2. What a beautifully written post. We woke to a chilly morning...dressing warm so we aren't tempted to turn the heat on. It will be in the 80's again soon. I'll enjoy Sept.too.

  3. Lovely plantings and I envy your lack of frost... we were at 33 degrees this a.m. and colder tonight, although the canopy will afford a lot of protection. Larry

  4. How lovely everything looks in your garden right now! LOVE the Echinacea 'purpurea'! Happy GBBD :)

  5. I am looking forward to the coolness of fall. Your blooms are lovely! Happy GBBD!

  6. Lovely blooms. I was only thinking today that I need to start moving tender plants indoors

  7. Great advice, Linda. Summer passed by so quickly, yet I was glad to see the end (I hope) of 90+ degree days. I'm really enjoying the cooler evenings and mornings of September. I'm amazed at some of the blooms you still have; my echinacea and rudbeckia, for example, are pretty well done for the year. But I'm most impressed by your four-year-old pelargonium: you are the guru of over-wintering!

  8. I always cherish these blooms before the first frost...they are all so very precious!

  9. Beautiful flowers! Aren't tall bellflowers the best? I have white in my garden and they bloom for months. They're definitely one of my favorites

  10. Glad to see your lobelia is doing so well! Happy Bloom Day!

  11. Hi Gardengirl
    I love September! The light is so wonderful warm, as in your pictures. You still have many beautiful flowers in that time of the year. It looks lovely.
    Have a nice Sunday!

  12. Love your photos int he fading light. I did some similar pix a while back. It's interesting how white/light flowers really pop! Helenium is one of my favorite flowers. :)


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