September 15th was Garden Blogger’s Bloomday, a day I spent dealing with with truck problems which prevented me from posting in time. Now, it’s a couple of days late, but what the heck, I went to all this trouble so you might as well enjoy the show. Some of the pictures below are from our yard, some are from the meadow we are coaxing along, and some are from our nursery area, but regardless, whether they’re ours, mother nature’s, or are waiting for someone else’s yard to call home, they still brighten my day. I hope they brighten yours also!
Click on each picture for a closer look at each these beauties!
Sedum cauticola has performed well for us on our deck in this old cedar planter.
Sedum ‘Matrona’ is well on its way from pink to red and eventually russet in color.
Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’ is just beginning to bloom. Next week this Bolton’s Aster will be covered with white blossoms.
Goldenrod has been keeping the meadow buzzing for about two months.
Rudbeckia ‘Henry Eilers’, a very unique petal.
Lobelia cardinalis is a Hummingbird and butterfly magnet!
Geranium ‘Rozanne’ began flowering in June, and will continue through October. She really has staying power!
Eupatorium perfoliatum – This Boneset is doing well at the edge of the meadow.
A favorite of mine! Cimicifuga simplex ‘Pink Spike’. Dark foliage and tall pink tinted flowers are a dramatic addition to the shade border.
Chelone obliqua – Pink Turtleheads, need I say more?
The white Wood Aster (Aster divaricatus) has been thriving on te edge of our woods for years.
Lastly, one of my all time favorites, Aster novae-angliae ‘Alma Poetschke’ A old fashioned stunner in the natural garden!
Thanks for sharing our garden, I hope to see you in yours one day!