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sprig to twig » Blog Archive » September GBBD

September GBBD

I’ll keep the chit chat to a minimum here, and let the flowers do the talking.

red dahlia

Red dahlia, about 3″ across

Amaranth

‘Love-Lies-Bleeding’

fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’

Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’…feast for hummers

Gaura lindenhamerii

Gaura lindenhamerii, munched by dear in early spring, came roaring back. The tallest flower spike is 8′.

Gaura close-up

I think it rates a close-up.

Eutrochium, nee Eupatorium

Speaking of tall things, here’s Joe Pye as I stand looking up at him, silhouetted against blue sky.

Helenium maximilianii

…and a similar shot of Helenium maximilianii.

Chasmantium latiforium

Chasmantium latiforium or ‘Northern Sea Oats’

Lecesteria formosa

Lecesteria formosa

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Oxydendrum arboreum

Oxydendrum arboreum, or Sourwood, or Lily-of-the-Valley tree (you can see why).

Anemone, Solidago, Lonicera

Lots of material out there for bouquets…here Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’ stakes out the high ground, with a supporting cast of Solidago ‘Fireworks’ and Lonicera nitida ‘Baggsen’s Gold’.

Stchys ‘Helen Von Stein’ & Caluna vulgaris ‘?’

The silver and black theme was lifted from Loree here, and carried out using Lamb’s Ears, Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’ as a base with sprigs of Calluna vulgaris adding just a hint of color.

Thanks, as always, go to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for dreaming up Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

8 Responses to “September GBBD”

  1. Brook Says:

    The color, display, light and oder seemed just perfect. It made me a bit homesick wishing I was there.

  2. Alison Says:

    That’s a pretty Dahlia, I am so partial to red. Lots of great bloomers, Ricki. I have some of the same ones.

  3. James Says:

    The blooms have much to say this month! I pulled up my gaura yesterday. Like yours, it was munched earlier in the season, though mine was by gophers that left about two inches of root. Glad to see that yours pulled through so well. Gosh, I swear I used to have the same vase as in the last one you show–(Nice arrangement BTW!) It’s such a great shape. Happy Bloomday!

  4. Janet, The Queen of Seaford Says:

    That is one tall Gaura!! I wish the Fuchsia I tried to grow had succeeded, love those blooms.

  5. Loree /danger garden Says:

    Fabulous shot of the Joe Pye foliage and flowers….and that silver and black arrangement is just perfection!

  6. ricki Says:

    Brook~We miss you too.

    Alison~We seem to have more than just RED in common.

    James~Gosh, yourself…I think if R solves the gopher problem, we’ll be on easy street. I’ll be sure to let you in on any breakthroughs.

    Janet~I have failed with a few fuchsias. You might try ‘Golden Gate’.

    Loree~Knew I could count on you to appreciate the black & silver combo.

  7. Jane / MulchMaid Says:

    I love the way that fuchsia is swarming over its support and swallowing what looks like a fence in the background. Looking forward to seeing these beauties in person!.

  8. ricki Says:

    Jane~I disagreed when everyone said last winter was a mild one, but the fuchsia has proved me wrong. Hope it is still going strong when we meet to swap.

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