Even though it seems like every blog I visit is talking about pumpkins, leaves, fall and getting cozy by the fire, I’m still busy relishing our garden’s September blooms!
Even though there are many things I enjoy about fall, I’m usually drug kicking and screaming into it because I know the seemingly endless cold and gray days will soon follow. I need a good two weeks of September to wrap my head around the fact that summer is over, so I’m not decorating for fall until the calendar tells me to!
With that in mind, here are a few of the gorgeous flowers that are still putting on a wonderful September show in the garden:
The black-eyed susan started blooming the end of July, I wrote about them in August and they still look great! I especially like them in front of the purple blooms of this ceanothus which is one of my favorite color combinations any time of the year.
I wait all summer for the blue hydrangeas (have I mentioned I don’t do blue – ever?) to turn this lovely shade of purple with green centers. It’s just a bonus that this is the time of year when they dry well, too – so I get to enjoy this color for awhile.
I have one hydrangea that is only a year old and hasn’t changed to blue from our acidic soil yet (it will, though, they all do if they’re the changin’ kind…sigh) and it’s turning this deep shade of pink – still with those awesome green centers.
This hardy geranium is called ‘monster’ – yeah, not a surprise looking at this photo, is it? Believe it or not, I cut this back hard in June after it finished it’s first flush of blooms! It’s mixed with a perennial purple daisy that I can’t remember the name of – poor thing is struggling. I really need to divide this geranium, don’t I?
Isn’t this fuchsia something? It was a spontaneous grocery store purchase three years ago to fill this blank spot along our entry walkway. I thought it was an annual fuchsia, since that’s what the blooms looked like. However, it’s come back each year stronger than the last – and bigger. It’s way too big for this spot now, but I’m afraid to move it because I just love these blooms and don’t want to be the cause of it’s demise.
This white clematis (I’ve forgotten the actual name) is still pumping out the blooms.
And how could I think about replacing these stunning begonia blooms with pumpkins next to our door? No way – these will stay and I’ll just have to add white pumpkins around them – I don’t know, pink and white seems like a fine fall color scheme to me, ha!
What about you? Are pumpkins ruling your world yet?