Friday, September 10, 2010

Late Summer Flowers

I wish that I had massive blooms all summer long, but since I live in the desert I have come to appreciate when something, anything is in bloom! Fortunately there is one time of year where I can sit back and enjoy the beauty! Late summer ( I refuse to call it fall) is when I have best displays of color on my property. Since the weather is more tolerable, I use this time to flaunt my flowers and throw garden parties.

The Butterfly Bushes have filled out: September2010 008

The Russian Sage is in full splendor: September2010 006
The Rose of Sharon is blooming: September2010 001

The mums are beginning to open: September2010 015Speaking of mums, if you are a member of the Home Depot Gardening Club, you should have received a coupon for Buy 2 mums/ Get One Free. I add several mums to my garden each year because they are such hardy perennials. I plant them towards the back of a flower bed and they create a lovely backdrop through out the spring and summer. In the late summer when I pull out the dying flowers, they get to become the stars!

Now, if only the gladiolas will bloom before the first freeze! September2010 016 Is your garden petering out or finally taking off?

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11 comments:

noel said...

aloha,

you have so many colorful blooms in your garden, its lovely.

thanks for sharing them with us. today i'm sharing an unusual orchid blooming from a friends yard.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love that rose of sharon - so pretty. I haven't put any mums in the ground yet. In a couple of weeks it'll be time here.

PC said...

I am impressed with your quality of blooms you stil have.
Thanks for sharing them today,
Paula in Idaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

RainGardener said...

Beautiful - looks like quite a bit going on.

Teri said...

Your garden is gorgeous! I love your Rose of Sharon!

vickie said...

Beautiful bush-my garden is just about done. Not much left.
vickie

Beth said...

Your garden is looking beautiful!

My flowers petered out so I pulled them, and then added a few things to start a fall garden- a new adventure!

Kether said...

I so understand. I'm in the Mojave desert, so I know how tough it can be.
Your Butterfly Bush is beautiful. I've been wanting to get one.
Thanks for the tip about HD. I'm a member, so I'm gonna have to look for mine. was going to buy mums this weekend.

Shirley said...

Is the Home Depot Gardening Club in the States only? I checked the Canadian site but found nothing. I did go down and check out their mum selection though.

Tootsie said...

my gardens are going to be dead by next week more than likely...7 below freezing is cold for them...and they should give up I'm sure...*(
I am sure glad you joined this week...your russian sage is such a pretty color...and your whole flaunt is very nice indeed!
see you next week?

Tootsie said...

my gardens are going to be dead by next week more than likely...7 below freezing is cold for them...and they should give up I'm sure...*(
I am sure glad you joined this week...your russian sage is such a pretty color...and your whole flaunt is very nice indeed!
see you next week?