Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for September 2019.
Here in my USDA Hardiness zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we’ve had some dry warm days and I think it is affecting the amount of bloom just a little bit.
Garden Fairies here! We have wrestled the keyboard away from Carol and we are going to write this bloom day post so that people don’t fall asleep reading it and smack their heads right down on their keyboards in the process.
We are garden fairies. No one sleeps on our posts!
First up is one of our favorite fall blooms. Colchicums. Never heard of them? Where in the world have you been? No self-respecting gardener in or near Zone 6a should call themselves a gardener without them!
Next up is marigolds and zinnias.
Here are marigolds.
Here are zinnias.
Carol grew them all from seeds. Really, though, we are garden fairies. It’s not that impressive. A child could grow these from seed and we should know, Carol’s been growing them from seed since she was a child. Believe us when we say that was a long, long, long, long time when she was a child!
Moving right along, we want to give a shout out to snapdragons and alyssum which Carol planted way back in March—at our insistence we might add—and they are still blooming nicely, as we knew they would. She bought plants for these.
Here are snapdragons.
Here is alyssum.
We garden fairies take most of the credit for keeping these blooming all summer long, as we should. We take most of the credit for anything good that happens around here, as we should.
Now, would you fine folks like to see some other fall blooms? We assume so.
Here you go.
Here is Geranium ‘Rozanne’, which has been blooming all summer pretty much.
Here is lilyturf, also know as variegated Liriope spicata.
Here is tall sedum. Please do not use the genus name of Hylotelephium. It’s a nice name but we garden fairies prefer Sedum.
Here are toad lilies. We garden fairies take all the credit for naming them.
Here is goldenrod.
Here is the end of this post finally.
We are garden fairies, we do not have time to post more for bloom day. We are just here to break up the monotony and add a little zip and zest as only we can do!
Carol here. Sorry about the garden fairies.
I’ll have to finish up this post because the garden fairies are too lazy to do it properly.
Join us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day every 15th of the month. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on or near the 15th of the month, then come here and put a link to your post in the Mr. Linky widget. Be sure and also leave a comment to entice us to come and see your blooms.
(P.S. from the garden fairies. If you also tweet on Twitter, please tweet a picture of a bloom or two and tag it with #TweetYourFlowers. We think it will make Twitter, which can be a cesspool, a nicer place to visit. Do it. Do your part to make Twitter nicer! We are garden fairies!)
Remember… We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence