On this Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, a number of flowers like the Alma Potchke aster are beaten down by 24 hours of rain, often heavy rains. Even so we are enjoying Alma Potchke and other flowers and celebrating that much needed rain.
I love the winterberries because they provide so much lasting color as other plants fade away and prepare for their winter sleep.
The other two hydrangeas, Lime Light and Angel’s Blush are also blooming – and will continue to give us a little color until winter.
Sheffies are a wonderful plant. While in bud they just lie around until you they will never bloom – and yet as October begins they finally wake up and bloom for at least a month, when nothing else is blooming in my garden.
We planted the Brother Cadfael rose this spring. With such a dry summer it has grown slowly, even with watering, but we get a special bloom as an autumnal gift.
I can only get a few of these roses in a single photo, but there are a number of Folksingers and the virile Thomas Affleck blooming. Other roses that have a few blooms are The Fairy, Knockout Red, and Purple Rain. I treasure them all, but the season is nearly done.
And finally, zinnias in bloom and quite rowdy. How lucky we are.