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sprig to twig » Blog Archive » late summer (yes, it still is) blooms

late summer (yes, it still is) blooms

Campsis x tagliabuena ‘Madame Galen’

Campsis x tagliabuena ‘Madame Galen’

Echinops banaticus ‘Blue Glow’

Echinops banaticus ‘Blue Glow’

‘Blue Glow’ in bud

‘Blue Glow’ in bud

‘Blue Glow eaten by gophers

‘Blue Glow’ eaten by gophers…guess they didn’t find it tasty: they did this to one and left the others alone.

Solidago ‘Fireworks’

I should perhaps used the fireworks setting on my camera to capture Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’.

Gaura lindenhamerii

Started from HPSO seed many years ago, this Gaura lindenhamerii was transplanted to this spot earlier this year, and is already waving its wands of butterfly-like blossoms on long, waving stems.

Rudbeckia subtomentosum ‘Henry Eilers’

Rudbeckia subtomentosum ‘Henry Eilers’

Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’

Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’

Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’

Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’

Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium maculatum (10′ tall)

Oxydendrum arboreum

Oxydendrum arboreum

So there you have my hit parade for September. I counted 66 things blooming, but how boring would that be? If you want more, or just want to engage in a little zonal envy, May
Dreams Gardens
is the place.

3 Responses to “late summer (yes, it still is) blooms”

  1. Scott Says:

    I can’t believe your Eupatorium is that tall without flopping! I really need to move mine to a sunnier spot. I have that same Panicum (again, needs more sun) as well as ‘Blood Brothers’ and ‘Shenandoah’, they are all so beautiful, even before they bloom…but I admit, I totally love that gauzy cloud of blooms too :-) Your Gaura photo reminds me that I seriously need to add some of those to my garden next year.

  2. Loree /danger garden Says:

    66 things blooming!?! Wow, that’s impressive.

    I love the Anemone bloom, so simple.

  3. ricki Says:

    Scott~The Eupatorium showed up unannounced and has increased threefold each year. The plants always know best. I just planted ‘Shenandoah’ (fingers crossed that the gophers don’t get it) but ‘Blood Brothers is unfamiliar to me. Oh no! Another thing to look for.

    Loree~I wait all year for the pristine Anemone to put in her appearance.

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