Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Late Summer Blooms

Summer is winding down and Fall is on it's way... I can't believe I'm doing fall clean-up already. It's been such a short summer and not a great gardening year. Too wet and cold then hot and dry. It sure has been a year of extremes!

I took these pictures last week before a round of cold wet weather came through, but have not had internet service for a few days. So I'm a few days behind getting this posted.

These zinnas got huge! I think those tallest ones were about 6 ft. They make great cutting flowers too.



Gerbera Daisy
Gerbera Daisy is blooming nicer now than it has all summer. I counted at least 9 blooms on this plant, more than it had all summer total! What's up with that? This pot has overwintered in the garage the last two winters.

Orange Cosmos
I love these cosmos!! I save the seed and scatter them in the spring. They are just so cheery and happy.

Japanese Anemone
White Phlox

The Hydrangea's are turning into their beautiful fall colors.

A few Perennial Geraniums bloom here and there.

Verbena Bonariensis
 These are a butterfly magnet!!! And such a prolific reseeder. I pull out more of these than I keep. I like just a few growing in and among my other perennials.

Impatiens are so common but I still like them. This year I planted my hypertufa troughs full of them and lined them up on the front porch. They got morning sun and they did very well there. I think I will do this again next year.

I want to do a tutorial on making hypertufa troughs next year.

Phlox and Rudbeckia

The Annabelle Hydrangea is a beautiful plant with massive clusters of flowers.This  plant is a real trooper and just thrives in about any kind of weather. The blooms are white in the summer and turn this pretty color green in the fall. If I had one complaint it would be the blooms can get so heavy they droop to the ground. 


  1. They all look lovely. I also am doing all my fall cleanup. Halfway there but we are raining and had to quit.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. I love your troughs. I need a tutorial. LOL! The cosmos is so pretty especially the double.

  3. Gorgeous photos! I love the tall zinnia in the garden, they flower their little heads off! I am a new follower, I would love it if you followed me back?

  4. Gode billeder.
    Mange smukke blomster.
    Tak for kigget.