Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Flowers in the Garden


September is a great time for color in the garden. The dahlias, hardy hibiscus and morning glories are at their peak. The above is one of my dahlias, as are the next two flowers. Once we get a freeze, I'll need to dig up the tubers and store them in the garage until next spring.


Here's one of the garden residents:


I still have some glorious poppies:


The celosia, Gentian sage, sunflowers and sweet peas are vivid annuals that are at their best right now. I'm amazed how well the sweet peas have lasted this year - it was a cooler summer than usual. The vivid pink Japanese and blue Heavenly Blue morning glories are also gorgeous as well as the bluish purple morning glories that have been reseeding for years.


The hardy hibiscus don't even start blooming until almost September. The flowers are huge and have to be seen to be believed. They are perennial, but don't poke out of the ground until the beginning of June.


And finally, the roses are in the peak of their last flush of the year. These are some of my repeat blooming old garden roses.

14 comments:

Fin said...

What a lovely flower!

Holiday Maker said...

Nice blog and beautiful flowers.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

What a beautiful garden you must have!!
The colors are incredible :)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

Dina said...

I am so envious of your beautiful dahlias. can't grow them anymore -deer problems! You flowers are spectacilar. Enjoy!

Grooveycrafts said...

These are gorgeous and so colourful. I bet they smell great too

Christopher And Tia said...

You had to post a picture of a spider didn't you? My heart nearly jumped out of my chest, and I'm still trying to slow my breathing, haha. Aside from my minor heart attack, the pictures are lovely :)

Waterrose said...

Beautiful flowers! The only thing blooming here is the Lantana.

Tashai said...

Awesome flowers! There was a dahlia show here in WI last week. So many beauties! Wish I had time to grow dahlias.

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Jael said...

I wish I lived near your garden, but this is the next best thing :o)

Grooveycrafts said...

Hi! I hope your ok as your blogs a little quiet these days :)

Mary said...

Great photos and beautiful flowers! I have negelected everything in my garden lately. I wish I had something blooming this pretty!

Carol Dean said...

I'm hooked on heavenly blues. My husband "accidently" sprayed them with herbicide last year and I was positive I had lost them, but they are back in full glory this year. I want to add some moonflowers next year.

I am so horrible at gardening that I can only dream of something as gorgeous as yours!