At the moment I am celebrating Garden Bloggers Bloom Day with a burst of heat – after rain storms and night temperatures that went down to 35 degrees. But many plants are hitting their stride, like this coreopsis – one of several.
It turns out the cardinal flowers I planted last year – are a different color than the cardinal flowers I planted this year. But no matter. My mentor, Elsa Bakalar, assured me all shades of red go together.
The perennial ageratum and veronica are carrying on an autumnal love affair with lots of hugs.
The Firelight hydrangea is also being embraced by a nameless white aster and the bright pink Alma Potchke aster who just started to bloom.
The honeysuckle clasps the fence in a tight hold while its bloom are entwined with a few Grandpa Ott morning glories.
The Japanese anemone is less robust, but next year I think she’ll be more enthusiastic.
This “Neon” sedum attracts bees by the dozen.
These rudbeckias were given me by a neighbor in the spring. Next spring I am going to be looking for another neighbor who needs rudbeckia, loved by pollinators
This pot by my back door is a riot of color. Makes me so happy in my coming and going.
Click on over to May Dreams Gardens where Carol gives us a chance share our seasonal bloom. Thank you, Carol!