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