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Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – a day late

Montauk daisy

Montauk daisy on Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

I am a day late with Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, but yesterday was spent moving the last big items from Heath to our new house and garden in Greenfield. This post records what little is in bloom in Heath on my last Heath bloom day and what is in bloom in my very unfinished garden in Heath.

 Heath Garden

Colchium autumnale

Colchium atumnale

These autumn crocus still blooming in all their weedy glory. They are in a bad spot for display – but I never got around to moving them.

Sedum 'Neon'

Sedum ‘Neon’

Sedum ‘Neon’ is looking very healthy. I did take a piece down to Greenfield where it blooms in the hellstrip.

Thomas Affleck rose

Thomas Affleck rose

Thomas Affleck is not quite the last rose of summer. We are still enjoying a few Fairy roses as well.

Sheffield daisies

Sheffield daisies

Sheffies, Sheffield daisies are very late bloomers. I thought I brought some down to Greenfield, but alas no. Maybe there is still time.

Hydrangea 'Limelight'

Hydrangea ‘Limelight’

The Heath hydrangeas are doing very well this year. Mothlight is as huge as ever, Limelight doesn’t look too lime-y, but looks great next to Pinky Winky.

Greenfield Garden

Nameless hydrangea

Nameless hydrangea

This hydrangea came with the house. I don’t know anything about it so far, except that the former owners cut it down to the ground last fall.  And look at it now.  I guess it is time to cut it back again. The new hydrangeas that I planted, Angel Blush, Limelight and Firelight seem to be doing OK, but they are not really photo-worthy right now.

Dahlia 'Firepot'

Dahlia ‘Firepot’

This dahlia came from the Bridge of Flowers and I think it is ‘Firepot.’  I also have a wonderful purple dahlia from the Bridge. I plan to have more dahlias next year.

 

Gazania

Gazania

It took a while but this gazania finally took hold after our dry summer. I did try to keep watering.

Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed

I planted Joe Pye Weed because it is tolerant of  wet sites, but once we began our dry summer it only had one chance, after 5 inches of rain one day, to show that it was happy in the wet.

Perennial ageratum

Perennial ageratum

A few divisions of this perennial ageratum, sometimes called mist flower, was given to me by a friend. I had to cut them back substantially when I planted them in August, but I still  got bloom. I have been told to expect a good increase next year.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

I can’t think how I acquired this floriferous late blooming chrysanthemum, but I love it. I have some growing in the hellstrip, but with only a bloom or two, although lots of buds, because it is so shady.

 

Chelone or turtlehead

Chelone or turtlehead

I cut back the chelone before I moved it down to Greenfield but here is  one bold blossom.

 

Woods blue aster

Woods blue aster

I brought a few low growing woods blue aster to Greenfield because it is such a good spreader and late bloomer.

 

Tricyrtis

Tricyrtis or toad lily

At the Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale we sold a lot of tiny Tricyrtis, or toad lily plants, but we had many left. I have been growing them on and you can expect to see these hardy and very interesting plants at the Plant Sale next May.

Pink Drift rose

Pink Drift rose

This pink Drift is not quite the last rose of summer either. Again The Fairy in Greenfield still has a few blooms.

And that is my first Bloom Day in Greenfield. A hard frost is predicted for the next couple of days. And maybe even snow!

Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Garden for hosting Bloom Day!

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