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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – September 2011

15 Sep Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – September 2011

It’s September in the garden and time for some old friends to return as other fade away. Here are September’s Bloom Day photos, I hope you enjoy them. Afterward, please stop by May Dreams Gardens and see what is blooming in other gardens around the globe!

Coreopsis x 'Full Moon'


Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Poetschke'


Hibiscus moscheutos


Chelone glabra


Chelone obliqua

Sedum telephium 'Matrona'


Vernonia noveboracensis

Solidago sp.


Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'


Aster divaricata


Actea simplex 'Pink Spike'

And finally just for fun, I thought I would include this volunteer growing all around us. I think it’s Persicaria orientalis, and I love the way its blossoms hang. Very elegant!

Persicaria orientalis

  • Manure Tea Gardening
    Posted at 10:36h, 15 September Reply

    WOOT love those beautiful blooms <|;-)

  • Judith A. Ross (@judithann321)
    Posted at 10:41h, 15 September Reply

    How can I help myself remember to cut back those asters in mid-summer? Mine never bloom and its because I always forget this important step!

    Also, should one deadhead the coreopsis to encourage the later blooms?

    On a more positive note, the Japanese anemones are going to town this fall!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 13:51h, 15 September Reply

      Actually Asters will bloom whether or not you cut them back Judith, cutting them back just keeps them shorter in the garden. If they are not blooming, there may be a problem in the soil or they are not getting enough sunlight. A soil test from the local extension service should help.

      I don’t do anything with the Coreopsis, but if you wish deadheading will give you more blooms.

      I love Anemones, but have not yet added any her, maybe it’s time I do!

      Thanks for the comments!

      • Judith A. Ross (@judithann321)
        Posted at 17:03h, 15 September Reply

        Oh thank you for assuaging my aster guilt! I’ll have to figure out what the issue is then.

        The thing I love most about the anemones are the leaves and then you have that wonderful surprise of flowers at the end of the summer and into the early fall!

  • Scott
    Posted at 12:20h, 15 September Reply

    Love, love, love that Vernonia…and so jealous that mine hasn’t bloomed yet! Your Actea reminds me I totally forgot to include it in my post…drat! Love the Persicaria…such a great, old-fashioned favorite!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 13:52h, 15 September Reply

      That Vernonia is a volunteer from our meadow, but I’m thinking of adding more, and the Actea is one of my all time favs!

  • Jocelyn/the art garden
    Posted at 12:24h, 15 September Reply

    Love the color on the hydrangea! And I agree, the Persicaria bloom is quite elegant. September is surprisingly colorful, isn’t it?!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 13:54h, 15 September Reply

      We don’t deadhead the Hydrangea for just this reason, I prefer this late season color to the early summer blue. The Persicaria is popping up everywhere, and up until now I have ignored it. I’m not sure what made me take notice, but I’m glad I did.

  • Karibaskets
    Posted at 12:36h, 15 September Reply

    Oh, I love it when people add “weeds.”

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 13:55h, 15 September Reply

      “Weeds”, are some of the most interesting flowers Kari, I know you appreciate that quality!

  • john markowski
    Posted at 15:02h, 15 September Reply

    I have become obsessed with Sedum ‘Matrona’ this year and luckily have kept it away from the deer. Awesome photos … and good luck with the Giants on Mondy night, my entire family and in-laws are all die-hard Giants fans.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 22:44h, 15 September Reply

      Matrona is a great one John, your obsession is warranted. Thanks for the Monday night wishes, that’s where my obsession lies lately…

  • barefootheart
    Posted at 15:49h, 15 September Reply

    Lovely. I especially like the persicaria. I’m not familiar with that one.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 22:44h, 15 September Reply

      Really just a weed here, but a welcome one, Thanks!

  • Debbie
    Posted at 17:10h, 15 September Reply

    Scott, Amazing colors. I love the droopy flowers of Persicaria orientalis. I just bought a groundcover Persicaria – P. capitata ‘Magic Carpet’ . The flowers are like little gumdrops on sticks.

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 22:45h, 15 September Reply

      That Persicaria is getting a lot of attention Debbie, feeling a little guilty that it’s just a weed and a volunteer!

  • joene
    Posted at 17:51h, 15 September Reply

    Wonderfully diverse group of plantings, Scott. Love that Persicaria!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 22:46h, 15 September Reply

      Thanks Joene, looks like I’ll have to work that Persicaria into the garden formally!

  • Shari
    Posted at 08:20h, 16 September Reply

    Oh, now I know what several of the wild-growing flowers and grasses in my neighborhood are! We have Persicaria orientalis growing all over southeastern PA. And just recently I saw a sprout of Solidago and mistook it for a different colored butterfly bush.

    I love your photo of the sedum. Very pretty!

    • Scott Hokunson
      Posted at 08:53h, 16 September Reply

      Thank you Shari, and I’m glad I could be of help!

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