Here is my Garden Blogger's bloom day post for September. It's been fun keeping track of the garden in June, July, August until now. Things are winding down here now and these pics will also make a great record for winter planning which I will be doing before I know it... (I must be tired, I'm already thinking about winter!)
The shade garden:
Nothing left blooming here except the astilbes. Thank goodness for hostas and golden creeping jenny!!
perennials: russian sage, liatris, rudbeckia 'Golden Glow', echinacea, catmint, sedum matrona, dianthus, garden phlox, yarrow, 'Hansa' and 'Morden Sunrise' roses
annuals: castor bean, lavatera, nicotiana sylvestris, cleome, cosmos, and self-seeded borage, snapdragon & clary sage
This is the new, middle part that I added this year viewed from straight on - not bad for one season thanks in part to the annuals! Here's what it looked like in spring.
Most of this garden was also new this year. I have to figure out how to keep the dog out of it... Anyway, this fall I will be planting an annabelle hydrangea and a joe pye weed in that back right corner that looks pretty empty right now. They'll both be happy near that downspout!
perennials: agastache, bee balm, clematis, rose 'John Cabot', yarrow, honeysuckle vine, liatris, lamium
annuals: sunflowers, scarlet runner bean, verbena bonariensis, marigolds (and harvesting peas, beans, lettuce and carrots)
the front curbside garden:
perennials: sedum 'Autumn Joy' (starting) and 'Purple Emporer', daylilies, rose campion, potentilla 'Pink Beauty', and a few bits of shasta daisy and blue veronica still going...
perennials: bee balm and annabelle hydrangea, heuchera and monkshood (finishing)
annuals: clary sage
I've never grown pumpkins before but thought it would be fun for the kids. I don't really have space but I planted one anyway - it's going to take over the lawn and patio! It looks like we're going to have 3 nice big pumpkins. Worth the space? I haven't decided yet.