Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for September 2010.
My garden cries out for rain. Half way through September, it still seems like August, hot and dry. I long for rainy fall days, when the rain falls throughout the day and drips from the leaves as they cling to the trees for just a few more weeks.
Instead, I must live and garden with my current reality. The earth is cracked, some flowers are either dried up or wilted, and I’m running around watering as much as I can.
Fortunately, though, some flowers are blooming and the season still provides a few surprises, like a lone Delphinium bloom, a reminder of June days in the garden.
Ah, yes, June. That was the month it rained so much that we thought the garden would be growing and flourishing forever.
Elsewhere in the garden, back where the vegetables grow, the marigolds, zinnias, mums and a few sunflowers carry forth.
|Helianthus annuus ‘Autumn Beauty|
My goldenrod is in full bloom.
This is my rare Solidago shortii, now covered with pollinators. I hope for some self-sowing from this beauty of my fall garden.
Out in front, the Heuchera are blooming, but I took no pictures, because it is hard to get a picture of their dainty flower spikes. Likewise, no pictures of the Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’, switch grass, also blooming.
But how about pictures, once again, of the yellow rose of the Knockout® Rose, Rosa ‘Radsunny’?
It’s been blooming steadily all summer long.
And all summer long, the aster, Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’ has been growing, branching, and budding up.
|Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’|
Slowly, surely, it will bloom and provide a bright spot to end this dry season in the garden.
What’s blooming in your garden?
We would love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. It’s easy to participate and all are invited!
Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and put your name and the url to your post in the Mr. Linky widget below. Then leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit!
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence