Bloom Day September 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I missed the flower party the last couple of months but I thought I had enough to share at the moment to warrant a post. That's Mugsy walking down the lamium 'aureum' lined path which is showing off her purple flowers as she's been doing for some time now. The purple aster in the background is looking really cheery this time of year, making me want to divide it up this Fall to see if I can't get a couple more plants going for next year.
At my community garden plot today my Buddha's Hand Cosmos were still going strong and I'm excited to see how many seeds I will be able to collect. This has been such a fun plant this year and the bees are really appreciating it. I noticed some of the flowers are pure orange and some have darker striations as in the photo above.
The crocosmia I bought from Cistus last year. This one is almost orchid like and so much more showy than my other common ones. I think I'm going to try to replace them all with this one over time though I hate to think how hard it's going to be to dig up all those tiny little bulbs.
Here's my dahlia "lambada" from Old House Dahlias that I planted amidst the dinosaur Kale. I'm really enjoying having more flowers in the veggie patches this year.
Golden hops have such a cool form and I keep thinking I need to cut some to include in a bouquet. I bet they'd look really romantic spilling out the sides of a vase.
My newest love, my polka dot begonia is blooming. As if metallic silver polka dots weren't fun enough!
Rosa "Dijon" is such a strange beauty. Every year I threaten to dig her up and then every year I am enchanted by her rare beauty. I just love that dusty pinky yellowy combo.
If you're in the market for a purple rose I highly recommend the dark purple climber Rosa "Night Owl" and for a lighter version, Rosa "Moon Shadow" above has the most yummy light grape color.
The salmon zinnias in my community garden plot are giving me so much pleasure--they last for EONS in a bouquet and the color combines wonderfully with oranges and purples.
These nasturtiums popped up at the edge of one of my veggie patches and have been adding a lot of cheer. In the front is a fading orange poppy.
Thanks for stopping by--now head over to May Dreams Gardens, the host of the garden blogger's Bloom Day to see what's blooming in other gardener's gardens!