A Late Report on the Late Season Garden: GBBD, September 2011
I am late for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day this month, delayed both by events at work that swallowed up huge chunks of time and rain on bloom day that made it difficult to get out and photograph the garden. Today, however, brought sunny skies and crisp fall temperatures – perfect conditions for viewing the fall garden.
Sedums are the stars of my Gettysburg garden this September. In the larger back flower bed, Sedum Matrona is showing off against a backdrop of dramatic hosta foliage. The only other blooms in this part of the garden are a few blue-violet flowers on a young Geranium x ‘Rozanne.’ The fall-blooming daylilies that would usually be in flower at this time of year have already finished.
On the patio, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is just beginning to open its flowers. Its delicate pinks combine with those of an annual geranium and Osteospermum to provide a gentle accompaniment to the blues of morning glories (Ipomoea tricolor) blooming profusely on the fence at one end of the patio and balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflora) still blooming and making new buds at the other end of the patio.
In the small flower bed at the front of the house, Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’ is making a strong showing – here paired with the cheerful yellow flowers of Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns,’ the only daylily still blooming in my garden.
Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see what’s blooming this month in gardens from around the world.