Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – September 2014

Crazy how fast this year is moving… stop the race! I want  to get off and smell the flowers. When this date rolled around, at first I wasn’t even sure there would be anything worth documenting in the garden that you hadn’t seen before, but alas – there were a couple of things. For reports from all the other corners of the world, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens .

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First up is the annual I discovered this year – Salpiglossis. Love that brown velvety color.

Recently found this Fuchsia. Of course none of the blooms were open today, but trust me - they are pretty cool. They are the darkest, velvety black!

Recently found this Fuchsia. Of course none of the blooms were open today, but trust me – they are pretty cool. They are the darkest, velvety black!

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Leonothis leonurus is taking a second stab at blooming.

 

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Anisacanthus quadrifidus – my hummingbird bush (new for this year) decided to bloom, despite not really receiving the amount of light it likes. Such pretty blooms!

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A rescued NOID Abutilon keeps the sun shining in the shade!

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Clematis ‘Henryi’

 

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The pink bracts of the ornamental oregano ‘Kent’s beauty’ in front of this awesome rosette of foliage. I think it is some kind of Eryngium, but please correct me if you know for sure!

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Snapshot from my side garden. Eryngium, grasses, Euphorbia, Myrtle, Agastache, Sysiringium, and Stachys ‘Bella grigio’.

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Bouteleia grass ‘Blonde Ambition’, Little blue stem grass, Euphorbia ‘Fen’s Ruby, Corokia and Artemisia ‘Ever Goldy’.

Well, that’s about it for this month! 🙂

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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5 Responses to Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – September 2014

  1. annamadeit says:

    This is so strange…. Have no idea why the photos show up so stretched out. I did most of this post on an I-pad – I imagine there is a learning curve for that too. My apologies for the warped perspective!

  2. linda says:

    Jesus Ann, It’d too early. you’ve made me dizzy ! Happy Bloom Day a day late .

    • annamadeit says:

      Happy GBBD to you too, Linda! It seems to have happened when I cropped the photos, but I’m not sure how… I wrote this post on an I-pad. I guess there is a learning curve to it. Sigh…

  3. Kris P says:

    Happy GBBD! I love the Salpiglossis. I tried growing it but the combination of heat, dry winds, and inadequate irrigation promptly killed it.

  4. annamadeit says:

    Right back at you, Kris! Before this summer, I had never even heard of Salpiglossis. I really like them too, and I’m sorry to hear they aren’t up for the California climate. You will have to take comfort in your fabulous Agapantus plantings. They make me gasp every time! 🙂

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