Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana we stopped getting rain around mid-August and the garden is dry as dust. And that is making it look a little (a lot) rough around the edges.
Still, I found some blooms and plenty of them. Plus I am pleased to have spotted lots of bees and butterflies too. They are going quickly from bloom to flower to flower to bloom getting all the nectar they can before our first frost which could be as soon as a month from now, if not sooner.
This month, I uploaded the pics in random order. Above is a variegated lily turf, probably Liriope muscari because it doesn't spread aggressively like Liriope spicata. I've lost the tag, as usual, so don't know which variety it is.
I've grown it for years and it is pretty low maintenance and blooms late. Plus it isn't difficult to dig up and divide if you want to spread it around a bit.
I know I featured zinnias last month but they are still going strong so here they are again.
Yes, that is a six-foot tall privacy fence so you can see they are having a great year. They don't mind the dryness at all.
My goldenrod, Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade' is blooming now too.n this week's episode of our podcast, The Gardenangelists.
I took a picture of these snapdragons because I planted them way back in March and they are still doing well and blooming nicely in September. That's good mileage out of an annual flower.
We expect asters to be blooming in September, and there they are, just beginning to open up.