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!


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

Born and raised in Sweden, my aesthetics and outlook on life are strongly shaped by a culture rich in history and tradition. I care a great deal about environmental responsibility, and my aesthetic reflects the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia. I was trained as an architect at the University of Cincinnati and as a color specialist at the Scandinavian Colour Institute in Stockholm. I'm obsessed with plants and gardens, and aim to take my skill set a step further by designing gardens as well as interiors. As someone so aptly said: " Architecture is the skin that separates the exterior from the interior". So true - you can't successfully focus on one without incorporating the other. I'm also an avid cook, and I love to ski. In addition, I put time and efforts into trying to rectify things that I feel are wrong in my immediate community. As you will see, The Creative Flux will touch on all these things, and more. For sure, it's all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blog!
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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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