Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - September 2017

This month you can clearly see who is not paying any attention to the lack of rain in the garden. The major thugs are battling out for territory along the gravel path in this corner of the garden. The bees and bugs are seemingly cheering on the Golden rod 'Fireworks' with their buzzing and swirling around each golden bloom.
While the white anemone 
‘Honorine Jobert' leans over the path to entice the Turtlehead 'TinyTortuga' into the fray. 
There are a few annuals blooming such as the stalwart Salvias 'Blue Spires' and 'Wendys Wish'.
With this drought the grapes are intensely fragrant and flavorful. I hope to get some grape jelly made before they all fall to the ground. 
The other bit of 'Fireworks' in the garden is Pennisetum xadvena. I have already cut some of the blooms to dry for an arrangement. It being in a container that I can keep watered it has been throwing out more 'Fireworks'. 
At this time not a whole lot else is blooming. Sedums and Toad Lilies seem to be awaiting a good rain to actually open their buds.
What is blooming in your garden this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day?  Carol hosts every month on the 15th. Please join us at May Dreams Garden and tell about what is blooming in your garden at this time.

Other blooms in the garden:

Tall garden phlox 'Robert Porre'
Geranium 'Rozanne'
Persicaria 'Lance corporal' & 'Red Dragon'
Honeysuckle 'Scentsations'
Hardy Begonia

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister'
Gomphrena 'Buddy Purple'


  1. Much more happening in your garden than mine. Love the colors in that first image. And those grapes remind me of the kind my mom used to make jelly. When we last visited relative in NY state, we drove past miles of grape vines and the old Welches plant.

  2. Your gardens looking great! My husband's Nana used to make grape jelly. Hope you get a chance to make some.

  3. Pretty flowers, but I like the look of those grapes best of all!

  4. You have a very plush looking garden ~ lovely photos for Sept ~ ^_^

    (Happy Weekend, A ShutterBug Explores)

  5. Your garden looks great. I'm glad that your Honorine Jobert is acting thugishly. I hope mine will do the same. Happy GBBD.

  6. The Fireworks goldenrod looks pretty cool, Lisa - I used to grow goldenrod in IL but don't remember seeing any in gardens here. Good luck with catching those grapes at their peak!

  7. One would think you weren't experiencing a drought. The plants look strong and healthy--that's a testament to those plants. Enjoy the grapes--tasty and beautiful!


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