Friday, September 14, 2007

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - September 2007

I should take paper and pencil out so I don't forget what is blooming, but the sun was almost down and I was trying to throw some grass seed on some bare spots this evening. Some of the roses are still blooming. We have not had a frost here, yet, and so are still enjoying these beauties. The volunteer sunflowers are still going strong, and the hollyhocks, cosmos, valerian, gaura, a few perennial geraniums, snaps-
This little guy is some kind of wild onion that pops up now and then. It has been fun to watch it grow and bloom this summer.
The pots have petunias, etc, still going along very well. One aster has begun to bloom, but will take off later, I think. I think my disco belle Hibiscus are done for this season. I am looking forward to seeing what they do next year.


Carol said...

Thanks for posting for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. I love volunteer flowers and flowers that just come along now and then to surprise us.

On the comment on my blog about False Dragon's Head, go for the variegated, the plain is a self-sowing garden hog!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Yolanda Elizabet said...

That wild onion looks very pretty. It is surprising what your garden comes up with sometimes. ;-) I just love volunteer flowers and plants!

BTW my blooms are up too for GBBD.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Nice post--I like that volunteer wild onion, too. And I see that you are growing valerian... can I ask what color, and whether you find it to be too much of a self-seeder? I've been considering it, but I've heard horror stories that it ends up everywhere.

Alyssa said...

Very pretty rose - lovely color. I enjoyed your canning post since we do some canning also. And I had good luck with the Pablano but bad luck with the sweet green peppers. What did the best was hot Hungarian Wax and Jalapeno peppers.. You just never know with them.

Muum said...

I've heard bad things about the valerian, too- I got two colors, a red and a more magenta red from a neighbor. It is spready- some sprouted in the rocks in the walkway by the bed they're in! I notice stuff spreads slower in this garden than in other places I've lived - tough conditions - low fertility of soil, alkaline soil, intense sun. So some spreading, I'm ok with!

Maggie said...

Your "wild" onion.... looks JUST like the garlic chives I planted two years ago.