Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - September 2018

Welcome to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for September 2018.

Is it just me or was that a fast summer? It seems like just yesterday I was out in the garden in early spring planting out the tomatoes and sowing seeds for zinnias.

Then the next thing I know, I'm posting about flowers in September.

Well, such is how it goes. Another growing season almost finished.

But there are still some blooms in my garden.

Like the blooms of Begonia grandis, a hardy begonia. It is one of the last perennials to come up in the spring so I guess it makes sense for it to be one of the last to flower in early fall.

Speaking of zinnias, these zinnias are trying to imitate the marigolds behind them.

I grew both from seed sown directly in the garden. They couldn't be easier to grow and will last all the way until the first frost!

Nearby, the goldenrod, Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade', is doing its thing, which is to cascade.
I think it is lovely and I am happy to have it, a native flower, in my garden. It attracts a lot of pollinators.

I also like to have Colchicums in my garden.
They are a nice surprise for people who think such flowers only bloom in the spring.

Finally, look at this "flower", which is actually my first fig.

I am quite proud of it. The variety is 'Chicago Hardy' and I am happy it ripened before the frost.

Did someone say frost?

I hope we don't have frost for at least another month or more.

In the meantime, while I hope for that, join in for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and tell us about what's blooming in your garden in the middle of September.

It's easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month and then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get there.

And always remember...

"We can have flowers nearly every month of the year." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence


Rebecca said…
Love your September blooms. It's funny, we got our figs back in July. Summer has flown by and I'm excited for the cooler temperatures of fall. Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!
Angie B. said…
Beautiful blooms. And what a nice surprise the Colchicums are! I giggled with your post about freaking out your neighbors. lol Thank you for hosting!
Sarah Shoesmith said…
Congratulations on your first fig! What a treat! Wishing you many fig gluts in the future.
Thank you for hosting.
Kris Peterson said…
Fall is the start of our second spring here but first we have to boot out summer, which will take awhile yet. Thanks for hosting!
danger garden said…
Frost!? Don't say such words! Happy September Bloomday Carol.
Andrea said…
Of all your blooms, i like the fruit, hehe. That is the fig fruit, which i love to eat and even if it has been cultured since Christ's time i wonder why it hasn't been grown here in the country but just now. It has become a craze and i found myself joining the fun. I already have 10 cuttings bought on line and now trying to root. I hope they will come out fine and will get my first fig too. Its color is almost like yours. Mission Fig.
Lisa said…
I don't know if I can remove a link, but I posted the wrong one the first try! September's post is the second one. I didn't notice the URL was already there from last time.
At least I figured out how to make an image small enough to take!
outlawgardener said…
It's not just you, it seems like summer flew by in a blurr and there's already a pile of bulbs waiting to be planted. Can't believe that you mentioned the "F" word. (Frost) Yikes! Congratulations on your fig success and all of your other beautiful blooms!
Congrats on your first fig! My own fig tree is still to spindly for any fruit, so I went on a neighborhood foraging walk and ate a half dozen figs along the way. Nom nom!
I love the colchicums! Your site has inspired me to start finding flowers and shrubs that will be in bloom each season. Just purchased a few Camellias after seeing someone post about them on Instagram!
Alana said…
Congrats on your fig. Figs die back to the ground where we live - they aren't easy to grow. I love goldenrod in the wild - it has a bad reputation with some people and it is not at all deserved. Have a wonderful rest of September - thank you for all your years of hosting!
Gingham Gardens said…
Hello Carol - I just love the 15th of the month for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! So happy it falls on a Saturday this month, more time to gander. Happy gardening for a little while longer.
Evan Bean said…
It seemed like a fast summer to me, too. Yum, figs! I don't have a fig tree because I'm the only one in my family who likes them, so I get them from friends when I can.
Happy GBBD Carol! I hope the frost steers clear for the next month! Congrats on the figs, they are such a treat!
Here's hoping the frost will hold off for your garden! We could use a cooldown here as we're still going over 100 regularly, but not too cold, please...! Your goldenrod is lovely! Thanks for hosting!
Nancy said…
I, too, can't believe it is September. Here's hoping for a slow walk to frost.
VP said…
Congratulations on your first fig Carol, may it be the start of many more in years to come. I've just finished the last of my crop this year, having had some daily since the beginning of July, plus there's been plenty for jam and gifting to friends.

I have an unusual clematis for your delectation this month. Apologies for being slightly late to Blooms Day but I was judging other people's blooms at a local show yesterday!
Happy Bloom Day Carol! It seems like this summer went by faster than ever and signs of fall are definitely starting to set in. Congratulations on your first fig! I planted a fig tree in a gaint sized planter about six years ago that we bring into the garage to over-winter. This was one of the best years ever for them. Even thougn they were about a month later than usual, they are larger and sweeter. Funny...I included a fig photo in my post as well! Enjoy the autumn garden and your beautiful figs. Happy gardening!
Commonweeder said…
I am not at home in my own garden this Bloom Day, so I am especially happy to enjoy the other blooming gardens around our great land. Thank you so much, Carol.
Unknown said…
A day late but I have now remembered to do my GBBD post. Well done on the figs
Carol, I'm relieved to know I'm not the only one wondering where summer went to. I love your zinnias masquerading as marigolds. Like you, I still have quite a bit in bloom and am hoping that frost will hold off for a while yet.
John said…
Well Carol, I would say it's not only been a quick summer but a very strange one as well. Glad you got that Fig. I'm hoping to do that next year.
Kathy said…
Nice looking colchicums. I decided I will write a separate post about mine. Instead, I focused on other unusual autumn-blooming perennials that I grow.
Linnae said…
It's been awhile, but I'm glad to be back on GBBD posts! I love how your zinnias echo the marigolds. They would make a lovely bouquet.
mw said…
Yes, summer has flown by, as always. I like the orange zinnias! (I accidentally posted my August GBBD first and don't know how to remove it.)
Ollie Oakley said…
Those are some nice blooms. And you're right! Time flies and summer's already over. As for me, it's time to do some autumn gardening.