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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, September 2015

September shows a marked decrease in the floral bounty of spring and summer in my garden.  The Primula vulgaris are blooming with the cooler temperatures and recent rain, dahlias are going strong but looking a bit tired.  Here are a few other things blooming right now.

Mahonia gracilipes

Abutilon megapotamicum

Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'

Euonymus europaeus.  These are seeds, not flowers.  E. europaeus 'Red Ace' out in the parking strip isn't quite this far along yet but in a month will be a riot of color.

Fuchsias will continue blooming until we get a hard freeze.  In very mild years, There have been a few blooms at Christmas.



Tuberous begonia


Brugmansia

Impatiens glandulifera

Begonia boliviensis 


Solanum pyracanthum

Bougainvillea

Colchicum

Abutilon something or other. 

Variegated New Guinea impatiens.  Love the foliage on these and will try keeping a couple in the greenhouse over the winter.

The last rose of summer this year will be 'Fragrant Cloud'

Persicaria amplex. 'Golden Arrow'

Cyclamen hederifolium

Japanese Anemone 


Garden Blogger's Bloom Day is hosted on the fifteenth of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. To see what's blooming in gardens all over the world you can either go on a world tour or if time doesn't allow, click on over to Carol's blog.  It's much less expensive and almost as much fun.

20 comments:

  1. I think perhaps I need to buy some Mahonia gracilipes. I bought two different Euonymus this year that are supposed to have interesting flowers and seedpods, but not 'Red Ace.' Unfortunately, I don't think I have room for any more. Happy GBBD!

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  2. For a waning flower supply, you're doing well Peter! I think I'll have to hunt down Mahonia gracilipes now that Plant Lust tells me that it's suited to my zone 10 and somewhat drought tolerant. My own Abulilon megapotamicum, while not dead, has had a hard time with our dry conditions but I'm hopeful that El Nino will give it a boost. Happy GBBD!

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    1. It's a beautiful mahonia for the foliage alone but the flowers are very sweet and when it gets berries, like mine hasn't yet, it's icing on the cake! Your abutilon should bounce back with a bit of water! Come on rain!

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  3. That photo of the Mahonia gracilipes flowers is the best I've ever seen. They are such tiny flowers they are rarely photographed to show their detail. Nice work! Love the dark photos too, so much better to see the flowers not the things going on behind them.

    So - your Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red' winters over for you okay? And does it die down to the ground and resprout or does the next years growth sprout along the stems?

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    1. Thanks, Danger! Dark pictures are a result of GBBD sneaking up on me and having to take photos as it was starting to get dark. Oops! How can it be the middle of September already?

      There are two A. megapotamicum 'Red' in my garden. The one in the ground wintered beautifully for the last couple of years and is about six feet tall. The other, in a pot, was blown over in a November windstorm. The pot broke and got cleaned up but the poor plant sat with it's roots exposed for months, got badly attacked by aphids, got stepped on, kicked around, abused, and almost went into the yard waste bin. Instead, I potted it up and it's flourished!

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  4. Love the Colchicums and Solanum.

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  5. I completely forgot about GBBD! By the time I got home, it was too dark to take pictures. Your cyclamen is so gorgeous and floriferous. Mine is just getting started, though I don't think it will produce as much of a show as yours even once it peaks.

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    1. The cyclamen have taken a few years to be so floriferous and start to spread around a bit. Each year I add a few more. Bouquet Banque Nurserywill be at the Heronswood sale on Saturday and am hoping that they'll bring some of their more unusual cyclamen.

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  6. Such gorgeous photos! You might have tipped the scales in favor of me acquiring an Abutilon! :-)

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    1. Hooray! I love influencing people to buy plants!

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  7. It's always fun to see what's blooming in your garden. It also makes me pay attention to what's blooming in mine! The sedums are gorgeous right now.

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    1. Seeing other people's flowers is one of the fun things about bloom day. It's especially interesting to see the differences in gardens in our own region.

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  8. That Mahonia gracilipes is stunning. And hardy in the UK. It's my lucky day!!

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  9. Love the fuschia! They never do well for me, but it's probably because I forget to water them frequently:) The garden is winding down here, too, but I'm ready for fall and cooler temps. Happy Bloom Day!

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  10. You have a beautiful garden!

    Thanks for sharing this post and giving me the idea to also participate!

    I just started a new blog last week about gardening and crafting. You are always welcome visit if you want.

    Greetings, Sofie
    http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/2015/09/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-september-2015.html

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  11. Beautiful flowers, you still have so many! Nice to see someone else growing Fuchsia Delta Sarah, you get so much for your money with this one don't you think? My colchicum are only just peeping through, so I have that pleasure to come!

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  12. Summer wanes but your show goes on.

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