Bloom Day September 2015 – Here and There

  • Post published:09/15/2015
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Anemone Robustissima, cosmos, Achillea The Pearl
Anemone Robustissima, cosmos, Achillea The Pearl

Bloom Day in Heath

Bloom Day in Heath has wild asters and cultivated asters and autumn is in full swing. The photo above shows a tangle of Japanese anemone ‘Robustissima’, annual cosmos and Achillea The Pearl. But there is more.

Thomas Affleck rose
Thomas Affleck rose

I will let dependable the Thomas Affleck roses that are blooming less floriferously – The Fairy, the Meidelland roses, and Champlain, one of the Explorer roses.


A surprise – foxglove

I couldn’t resist including this photo of a surprise foxglove – a reminder of the  generous bloom for a good part of the summer.

Sedum 'Neon'
Sedum ‘Neon’ with bee

I only caught ‘Neon’ with one bee, but the sedums, along with garlic chives in bloom now, physostogia, and bee  balm all lure lots of pollinators.



I don’t know the name of this golden yarrow with the heavy silver foliage, but it is the latest blooming yarrow in my garden this year.

Bloom Day in Greenfield

Hydrangea 'Firelight'
Hydrangea ‘Firelight’

The hydrangea ‘Firelight’ is standing in for the other hydrangea, ‘Limelight’ and ‘Blushing Angel’ which are also blooming. They have had a pretty good year and were almost the first shrubs I planted in June.

Dahlia 'Firepot'
Dahlia ‘Firepot’

I planted three dahlias in the rose and shrub border, counting on them to fill up a lot of space with color, and they have come through. The roses all seem to be settling in safely. We’ll see how they come through the winter.

OSO Easy rose 'Paprika'
OSO Easy rose “Paprika’

I couldn’t resist this bright orange-y rose when I saw it in bloom in the nursery. It is one of the small, and newer disease resistant roses that is on the market. I have it planted in a spot that is very sunny and has slightly better soil.

Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye weed is a native plant but this is a hybrid with variegated foliage. It is a big plant and I think it will look great next year.


Artemesia lactiflora
Artemesia lactiflora

Artemesia lactiflora, which I also have blooming in Heath, doesn’t photograph very well, the flowers are so fine, but it is a great plant with dark stems and foliage, and a good increaser.


Alma Potschke aster
Alma Potschke aster

Alma Potschke blooms in Heath too, but the former owners of this house kindly left this generous clump for me. I love Alma.  And so ends Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day in Heath and Greenfield

Thank Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day and click here to see  what else is blooming around the country.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Lea

    All beautiful! Love the Firepot Dahlia!

  2. Rose

    How nice to be able to enjoy two gardens! The former owners of your new house were very kind to leave some of ‘Alma’ for you–she’s a beautfy.

  3. Kate

    Your dahlia is gorgeous! All the colors in your garden(s) are beautiful 🙂

  4. Pat

    Denise – It is so much fun to be able to share our gardens.
    Lea – Thanks for identifying the Firepot dahlia.
    Rose – I am grateful to the former owners for leaving Alma.
    Kate – I love the way the colors are beginning to change in our neighborhood.

  5. Pat

    Wow, your sedum look a lot better than mine! Well, everything looks better than mine. You must be a real gardener! I favor California freeway plants. They are not spectacular, but they never disappoint. Sorry you didn’t get to see my pitiful compared to yours rose garden, but then nothing was blooming. Just leaves. Everyone is suffering in the garden this summer, except my freeway plants! Send us some water!
    Love, The Other Pat

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