|Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade' and Aster 'Purple Dome'|
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, the last few days have finally felt like fall, with crisp, cool mornings and nice breezes.
Before that we experienced, within the last week, near record and record-high temperatures in the 90's (Fahrenheit). In the last 45 days or so, we have also received little to no rain, and this was after a summer that was doing so well, with moderate temperatures and rain when we needed it.
But we must grow our gardens with whatever Mother Nature provides for us and this dry spell is nothing compared to last year's record-setting drought.
In my garden, the goldenrod, Solidago shortti 'Solar Cascade' is in full bloom and the first blooms of Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' (formerly known by the much more easily remembered name, Aster) are just starting to reach their crescendo.
Nearby another aster, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alma Poetschke', blooms.
|Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Alma Poetschke'|
I also call them by another well-known common name, Michaelmas Daisies, because they should be in full bloom around the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, September 29th.
Back across the garden, marking the entrance to the path I call Ridgewood Avenue (do you know why I call it that?), another late blooming perennial, Hylotelephium telephium, which you probably know as Stonecrop or Tall Sedum or Sedum telephium, is blooming.
The rest of the garden is dotted with the floral flotsam of summer, blooms that have been hanging around, through the dry spell, providing bits of color here and there.
One such piece of floral flotsam is the ever-blooming Sunny Knock Out® Rose (Rosa 'Radsunny').
|Sunny Knock Out® Rose (Rosa 'Radsunny')|
|Lo & Behold® 'Blue Chip' Buddleia|
But before I do such a thing, I have just one question to ask.
What's blooming in your gardening on this mid-September day?
I would love to have you tell me about your blooms and invite you to join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day to do so.
It’s easy to participate and all are invited!
Just post on your blog about what is blooming in your garden on the 15th of the month and leave a comment to tell us what you have waiting for us to see so we can pay you a virtual visit. Then put your name and the url to your post on the Mr. Linky widget below to make it easy to find you.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence