Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for September 2018.
Is it just me or was that a fast summer? It seems like just yesterday I was out in the garden in early spring planting out the tomatoes and sowing seeds for zinnias.
Then the next thing I know, I’m posting about flowers in September.
Well, such is how it goes. Another growing season almost finished.
But there are still some blooms in my garden.
Like the blooms of Begonia grandis, a hardy begonia. It is one of the last perennials to come up in the spring so I guess it makes sense for it to be one of the last to flower in early fall.
Speaking of zinnias, these zinnias are trying to imitate the marigolds behind them.
I grew both from seed sown directly in the garden. They couldn’t be easier to grow and will last all the way until the first frost!
Nearby, the goldenrod, Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’, is doing its thing, which is to cascade.
I think it is lovely and I am happy to have it, a native flower, in my garden. It attracts a lot of pollinators.
I also like to have Colchicums in my garden.
They are a nice surprise for people who think such flowers only bloom in the spring.
Finally, look at this “flower”, which is actually my first fig.
I am quite proud of it. The variety is ‘Chicago Hardy’ and I am happy it ripened before the frost.
Did someone say frost?
I hope we don’t have frost for at least another month or more.
In the meantime, while I hope for that, join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and tell us about what’s blooming in your garden in the middle of September.
It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month and then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get there.
And always remember…
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence