GBBD, September 2011

2011
09.15

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

GBBD is a way to share what is blooming in my garden on the 15th of the month.
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

My garden is rather ragged. It’s only job is to make seed and die happy.

Sunflowers

The large sunflowers at the top of the stalk have been stripped of seed by the gold finches. These little flowers are appearing along the stalk, making more seed.

from May Dreams Gardens sponsors Bloom Day each month. Thank you, Carol.

The inspiration comes from this quote: “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

coreopsis

Tough Little Coreopsis appeared from nowhere to brighten the weedy asparagus bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hummers are flying all around the hanging baskets.

Some trial plants are hanging on. Survivors of record breaking heat and drought, most are happy for fall weather.

Wave™ Purple Improved Spreading Petunia

This is the kind of color that is attracting hummers and butterflies.

Heirloom

One of the oldest pink roses. Chosen for it's large rose hips, this little flower resides in my herb harden.

 

Caldwell Pink – This everblooming rose is a double, lilac-pink flowers. It is not very particular about soil conditions, but prefers a sunny open space. Some rosarians have suggested that this is the old China rose, ‘Pink Pet’, but we feel that it shows traces of Wichuraiana or Multiflora heritage and fits more naturally in the Polyantha class. The study name comes from a neighboring town, Caldwell, Texas, where this rose was found. – desciption is adapted from the Antique Rose Emporium.

My pink rose is about 2 1/5 feet tall. It continuously blooms except during the long streek of 100+ degree days.

 

A favorite poet of mine:

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

- William Carlos Williams, American poet (1883-1963)

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