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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day September 2016

On the fifteenth of each month, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts an international floral fiesta known as Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.  Click here to see what's blooming in the gardens of bloggers all over the world.   Here's some of what's adding color to my garden this month.

Impatiens continue blooming as if autumn will never come.  

Tuberous begonias also have a long bloom time which makes me value these sparkling gems of color in my mostly-foliage garden.

Hardy Fuchsias keep the humming birds happy.

As do abutilons.  A. megapotamicum 'Red'

Abutilon 'Victor Reiter'

That crazy NOID pelargonium that blooms through the winter in the greenhouse.  I discovered some unknown begonia seedlings in the pot and am excited to see how they turn out.

I got a couple of trailing pelargonium  on sale in August and plunked them into a hanging basket in the greenhouse.  They've filled in nicely.

Brugmansia beginning another flush of bloom, most likely it's last before it migrates inside for the winter. 

Japanese anemones 

Clerodendrum bungei buds.  Those currently open are a bit too high for my camera to capture. 

Cyclamen hederifolium


Tropaeolum speciosum
  Ceratostigma plumbaginoides


Clerodendrum trichotomum

Persicaria golden arrow


Pseudolithos migiurtinus just about open.

Happy GBBD everyone.  Looking forward to seeing what's in bloom in your garden this month!


  1. Are you serious? Is is Bloom Day already...? sigh... You have an enviable range of begonias and fuchsias. And that late-planted pelargonium is amazing! Clearly it appreciated you greatly for releasing it from its nursery pot. Glad to see kindness rewarded! Oh, and I love your last one - Pseudolithos migiurtinus. So cool! :)

  2. Those Begonias look good enogh to eat. Just yummy. I thought that last photo was going to be a wierd garden critter!

  3. Bloom Day somehow snuck up on me this month. You have so many beautiful flowers. I really should try growing some tuberous Begonias.

  4. Victor (Abutilon 'Victor Reiter') has stopped flowering in my garden, glad to see yours is still going strong.

  5. Begonias, fuchsias, and anemones = total envy.

  6. Peter, love your collection of fuchsias and begonias, and I also liked Colchicum, I have them blooming in my garden a well.
    Happy GBBD!

  7. You have a wonderful collection of blooms and your hydrangea are still looking great in September! Happy GBBD!

  8. Sighing, as I lost some of my begonias to disease this year. My mother in law (I got her plants at the same time) lost all of hers, too. It was so nice to see yours. Happy GBBD!

  9. Amazing display of begonias and fuchsias! And a lovely flowering brain in that last photo.

  10. Mickey's favorite place to sleep is on top of my blooming Cyclamen , they don't seem to mind though ! Happy bloom day !

  11. Peter, I always enjoy seeing what's blooming in your garden, the familiar and the exotic. Always some surprise.

  12. You have a wonderful selection of begonias, I have a couple but must buy more! You always have such interesting plants to show us.

  13. Oh, what a diverse selection of flowers in your garden! I am quite impressed that you have names for them all--I just like the way they look! I have some of these in my garden and I hope they come up as nicely as yours this spring.

  14. Colchicum and Black Mondo grass is a wining combo which I try to emulate in my own garden; it's slow to reach a pleasing spread. I always gush when I see that hibiscus bloom; fuchsia and orange... yum.

  15. I guess I should be commenting on the plants, but I just noticed the needlepoint header, which is new to me. It's just fabulous! The plants aren't bad either.

  16. I always enjoy your bloom day selection. I am so envious of that amazing Tropaeolum speciosum, I just can' t get it to grow. I love the Abutilon too, such a lovely colour. All gorgeous.


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