Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Garden’s Flower Power

When I look at my garden, it’s hard to believe that it’s September, because although many of the plants are done for the year, a lot of them are still going strong while others are just getting started. No complaints from me; I hope to see blooms for a long as possible before winter bulldozes its way in. Just keep ‘em coming.

Here’s another round of my garden’s flower power...

I picked up Aconitum carmichaelii ‘Arendsii’(Autumn Monkshood) just a few weeks ago, and although it’s still very small in size, the blooms it produces are bold and beautiful.

Anemone hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ is in full bloom and I’m loving it! Looks like the bees are, too.

Buddleia davidii ‘Pink Delight’ has grown a little more from the itsy bitsy thing it was last month, and it’s filling up with blooms. I expect it to be huge next summer.

You can never go wrong with coneflowers, and Echinacea purpurea ‘White Swan’ does not fail to impress.

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Summer Breeze’ is a lovely addition with its delicate white flowers.

Hibiscus ‘Peppermint Schnapps’ is the latest addition to my garden. Its plate-sized blooms are quite impressive.

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunny Day’ hasn’t stopped blooming all season. It is a remarkable plant.

I am thrilled that Clematis ‘Rhapsody’ has decided to bloom once again. The colour of these flowers is stunning.

If you’re looking to add a beautiful autumn bloomer, look no further than Chelone oblique.

The bees like this one, as well.

Another pretty Astilbe. This one is A. simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’.

I have wanted a Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwoodone' for the longest time, and...well...I finally have one. [Doing the happy dance...]

And finally, a couple of photos of morning glory flowers. Aren’t they just stunning?

That wraps up this week’s garden post. Make it a great day, everyone!