Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – September 2011

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – September 2011

It’s September in the garden and time for some old friends to return as other fade away. Here are September’s Bloom Day photos, I hope you enjoy them. Afterward, please stop by May Dreams Gardens and see what is blooming in other gardens around the globe!

Coreopsis x 'Full Moon'


Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Poetschke'


Hibiscus moscheutos


Chelone glabra


Chelone obliqua
Sedum telephium 'Matrona'


Vernonia noveboracensis
Solidago sp.


Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'


Aster divaricata


Actea simplex 'Pink Spike'

And finally just for fun, I thought I would include this volunteer growing all around us. I think it’s Persicaria orientalis, and I love the way its blossoms hang. Very elegant!

Persicaria orientalis

21 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – September 2011

  1. How can I help myself remember to cut back those asters in mid-summer? Mine never bloom and its because I always forget this important step!

    Also, should one deadhead the coreopsis to encourage the later blooms?

    On a more positive note, the Japanese anemones are going to town this fall!

    1. Actually Asters will bloom whether or not you cut them back Judith, cutting them back just keeps them shorter in the garden. If they are not blooming, there may be a problem in the soil or they are not getting enough sunlight. A soil test from the local extension service should help.

      I don’t do anything with the Coreopsis, but if you wish deadheading will give you more blooms.

      I love Anemones, but have not yet added any her, maybe it’s time I do!

      Thanks for the comments!

      1. Oh thank you for assuaging my aster guilt! I’ll have to figure out what the issue is then.

        The thing I love most about the anemones are the leaves and then you have that wonderful surprise of flowers at the end of the summer and into the early fall!

  2. Love, love, love that Vernonia…and so jealous that mine hasn’t bloomed yet! Your Actea reminds me I totally forgot to include it in my post…drat! Love the Persicaria…such a great, old-fashioned favorite!

    1. We don’t deadhead the Hydrangea for just this reason, I prefer this late season color to the early summer blue. The Persicaria is popping up everywhere, and up until now I have ignored it. I’m not sure what made me take notice, but I’m glad I did.

  3. I have become obsessed with Sedum ‘Matrona’ this year and luckily have kept it away from the deer. Awesome photos … and good luck with the Giants on Mondy night, my entire family and in-laws are all die-hard Giants fans.

  4. Scott, Amazing colors. I love the droopy flowers of Persicaria orientalis. I just bought a groundcover Persicaria – P. capitata ‘Magic Carpet’ . The flowers are like little gumdrops on sticks.

  5. Oh, now I know what several of the wild-growing flowers and grasses in my neighborhood are! We have Persicaria orientalis growing all over southeastern PA. And just recently I saw a sprout of Solidago and mistook it for a different colored butterfly bush.

    I love your photo of the sedum. Very pretty!

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