The September Garden
|The patio this past weekend with various hues of red and pink dwarf Sweet William | Dianthus barbatus in many of the containers along with herbs and dwarf sweet peas.|
|Erigeron karvinskianus white and pink coloured daisies spilling over the pot.|
|Sedum hugging the edges of the container along with carex grass and red stemmed Cornus ‘Baton Rouge’|
|Many clumps of Calamagrostis swaying in the breeze against a colourful bokeh|
|Top left : Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’ with Pink Asters in the background
Top right: Lythrum salicaria (Purple loosestrife)
Bottom left: Astilbe chinensis var ‘Pumila’
Bottom right: Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) ‘Purple Emperor ‘ with Pink Verbena
|Left: Colchicum autumnale
Top right: Lathyrus latifolius (Cerise pink Everlasting Sweet Pea)
Bottom right: Teucrium x lucidrys (Pink Hedge Germander)
|Pink Cyclamen hederifolium
Bright splashes colour from Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ above Geranium ‘Rozanne’.
|Blue Clematis heracleifolia using a Prunus tree for support.|
|Yellow Helenium ‘Wyndley’|
Finally here’s the birds eye view of part of the September garden…
|photo taken 15th September 2013 – foliage interest starts to take over from this time onwards|
Well that’s unless you’re one of the fledgling pigeons from next door’s tree which are clumsily learning how to fly. This one hasn’t figured out that kitchen windows don’t move no matter how much you peck and flap your wings at them!
|…taken as soon as I heard the commotion with a lensbaby composer pro with single glass optic (not my ideal choice of lens but that’s what was attached to the camera body at the time)|
Scarifying, topdressing and reseeding the lawn has been ticked off the ‘to do’ list – now window cleaning has been added. Let’s hope their mum doesn’t lay another batch of eggs before winter.
I really hope you enjoyed your little glimpse of my September garden. As well as the blooms above you’ll need to take a deep breath before you read the following sentence!
Take A Deep Breath About Now…
I’ve also got a few daylilies, gladioli, annual sweet peas, poppies, scabious, buddleia, origanium, anthemis, other clematis, hydrangea, various verbena, prunella, chives, nepeta, diascia, echinops, lysimachia, crocosmia, hebe and gentians in flower along with yellow, peach and white potentillas. Phew… just far too many photos to share in one blog post 🙂
What seasonal colours are dominant in your garden this month?
Interested in this topic? You might enjoy looking back on my September archives: