To the left is Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata', Variegated False Dragon's Head. I did not think it would bloom this year because of the moderate drought we've had this summer. Now I'll remember that it really isn't meant to bloom in August, it's a September flower.
It's not bright and bold, so without Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, I might not have even taken the time to stop and admire it. It's good to admire it now because it is in the same flower bed as the soon-to-be wildly blooming asters.
September bloom day is just a little bit early for these asters, which usually bloom later in September, closer to Michaelmas, which is September 29th.
But they did manage one bloom for me.
Also nearby are some tall phlox reblooming.
We can thank the recent rain for the phlox re-blooms and these candy lilies,too.
I like how the spent candy lily flowers are all twisted up.
A September bloom day post just wouldn't be complete without 'Autumn Joy' sedum. Here's mine.
And finally, take a good look at this mess as this is the last time that common false dragon's head and four o'clocks will bloom at May Dreams Gardens.
I'm finally digging out this mess and planting something decent along this side of my house. Stay tuned for updates.
Here's a list of my blooms in mid-September. I'm sure I've missed some but this is most of it. The 'moderate drought' has cut into some of the flower productivity!
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Asters (barely) also known as Michaelmas Daisies
Variegated False Dragon's Head (Physostegia virginiana 'Variegata')
False Dragon's Head
August Lilies (Hostas)
Shrub clematis (Clematis integrefolia 'Alba')
Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum 'Aureum')
Reblooming (these flowers had disappeared when it was so dry and hot, but have returned again after some rain this past weekend)
Daylily 'Stella d'Oro'
Tall Phlox, white, pink, white with pink center
Variegated Kerria japonica
What's blooming in your garden? Post on your blog about your mid-September blooms and then come here and leave a comment so we can find you.
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!