Bloom Day- September

By September 8, 2017In the garden

It’s bloom day! Well, it’s a little past, but better late than never 🙂

I’m feeling a little bit guilty and sad this morning.  The fires are raging in the West and the South is practically drowning.  What scary weather we’re having! My thoughts and prayers have been going in their direction for a couple of weeks now. Mother nature is a force. And we need to respect the fact that we are changing our environment.  I hope and pray we make it through the hurricanes and fires soon, and let there be settled weather.

In the mean while it gives us a chance to reflect I suppose.  This monthly Bloom Day post pushes me to stop and look and see what’s happening in the garden.  At least once a month.  There seems to be not enough time on a daily basis to go and just sit and look.  I like the idea of keeping up with this Bloom Day post.  I would highly recommend it to everyone.  Even if you’re a patio gardener you should still come check everything out on the 1st of each month and marvel at what you’ve got going on.

Sally Holmes rose – I cannot tell you how much joy the entire family gets from this non-stop, hardy, attention getting rose! We’ve got more than 7 bushes (my mother-in-law propagates). Love!

The garden at first light. It's a whole different feeling --the garden in the early morning. Everything is feeling fresh and new. It's a glorious time!

The garden at first light. It’s a whole different feeling –the garden in the early morning. Everything is feeling fresh and new. It’s a glorious time!

Abutilon - flowering Maple. I'm really getting more infatuated with these. So very easy to grow, but will get a little leggy if you don't watch out! In the language of flowers, it means Meditation. I like to think it's because the calyx is locked and hidden inside a veil of cupped outer petals. Just like when you meditate...you need your 'calyx' protected so you can obtain your inner peace.

Abutilon – flowering Maple. I’m really getting more infatuated with these. So very easy to grow, but will get a little leggy if you don’t watch out! In the language of flowers, it means Meditation. I like to think it’s because the calyx is locked and hidden inside a veil of cupped outer petals. Just like when you meditate…you need your ‘calyx’ protected so you can obtain your inner peace.

Clematis seed head. It marks the end of the blooming period for the Clematis. There may be a few more stragglers but in general, this is a sure sign it's winding down for winter.

Clematis seed head. It marks the end of the blooming period for the Clematis. There may be a few more stragglers blooms but in general, this is a sure sign it’s winding down for winter.

Canine - Ziggy Zion Stardust. My garden companion.

Canine – Ziggy Zion Stardust. My garden companion.

Lewisia - Can this be any cuter? It

Lewisia – Can this be any cuter? It’s in the Portucala family of flowering herbs.

Penelope rose- another little workhorse. A musk rose from a long time ago. I use this is bridal bouquets. Although you cannot tell from this photo, her little buds are a peachy-beige. Absolutely beautiful!

Penelope rose- another little workhorse. A musk rose from a long time ago. I use this is bridal bouquets. Although you cannot tell from this photo, her little buds are a peachy-beige. Absolutely beautiful!

Lion's Bane - We've just began to recognize this as a good cut flower at our store. I cut some for a bridal bouquet last month and I cannot believe how well it balanced the textures and colors!

Lion’s Bane – We’ve just began to recognize this as a good cut flower at our store. I cut some for a bridal bouquet last month and I cannot believe how well it balanced the textures and colors!

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • This is such a great idea for a blog post Teresa. I love seeing what you have in bloom, and it is also a great way to document when things bloom over the course of a year for planning purposes for your posies. XO L

  • Marilyn Norberg says:

    I also love Sally Holmes and it has been blooming almost all summer. I’m also a fan of the Flower carpet roses for hardiness, non-stop bloom until almost Christmas, and disease resistance. I use the principles I learned in your posy class so long ago frequently !

    • Hi Marilyn! I’ve been thinking about those flower carpet roses for a big vacant hillside. Maybe now is the time!
      Glad to hear you took home some valuable information from the class!
      T
      P.S. We’re doing another class 10/13 here in the garden—should be fun, would love to see you! Message me for a discount on your 2nd class rate 🙂

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