There’s still a lot blooming in my garden, including one new, fluffy white ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea (H. arborescens), black-eyed Susan ‘Goldsturm,’ (Rudbeckia fulgida) and ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ aster (Symphyotrichum).
It’s the October 2009 Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, so here’s the report.
The ‘Frosty Igloo’ mum (Dentranthemum) has changed from white to pink as the flowers age, but the tall red salvia (S. splendens) is still going strong.
Some of the containers also are hanging on:
Lantana ‘Citrus Blend,’ and another lantana, a no-name yellow gold, played nicely with the Tukana ‘Scarlet Star’ Verbena and the frothy ‘Diamond Frost’ Euphorbia.
‘Diamond Frost’ also worked very well with the lovely ‘Fantasia Cardinal Red Improved,’ a geranium (Pelargonium) I got from Simple Beautiful plants to try this summer. I hardly deadheaded the geranium, but it bloomed steadily all summer long.
And, who can beat the Dragon Wing Red Begonia, another stunner that is an absolute work horse in the garden.
Always a surprise to me is the fall color of ‘Miss Kim’ lilac (Syringa), a Manchurian type that is stunning (and incredibly fragrant) when it blooms a bit later than traditional lilacs. As an added bonus, no powdery mildew!