Thursday, September 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September 2016

Welcome to mid-September in upstate New York,  and welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, where bloggers from all over the world gather on the 15th of each month to reveal what is blooming in their yards, or in their homes. 

For us near Johnson City, New York (zone 5b) it's been a hotter than normal summer. Days over 90 are not that common here, and we've had several.  On top of that, we are in a drought.

Despite the drought, some plants are responding to the heat with bursts of flowers.

Like my cosmos, for example.  One plant (not this one!) is close to eight feet tall.
Another cosmos.

Garlic chives are steady performers, year in and year out.
So pleased with sunpatiens, which I have grown for the second year.  This year, I grew this in the sun for the first time.  Last year, I grew a hanging basket in part shade, and the plants were spindly.  I wasn't yet for the concept of impatiens in full sun.  And, the impatien blight has not hit, either.  Hurrah!
Between cosmos and dahilias, our one Mexican sunflower has been drowned out.

Our dahlias are having a record year.  This is my one dependable bloomer, given to me by a work friend many years ago.
I'm growing this one for the first time.


Also for the first time, we are growing lobelia.
The sedum are pinking up, a sure sign of fall.

As is the purple aster in my front yard starting to open its blooms.

In the back, the Japanese anemone, another fall perennial, has started to open up.
And finally, the turtlehead is in full bloom.

Fall may not be here on the calendar, but it has arrived in the world of flowers.  Soon enough, we in upstate New York will be saying goodbye to our flower gardens, as we are dragged (well, I am dragged) kicking and screaming into winter.

Thanks once again to May Dream Gardens, the host of this monthly meme. 
Now, please visit her blog and see what is blooming elsewhere - or, even better, participate. 

What is blooming in your world?

22 comments:

  1. Love the Dahlias!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  2. You folks have found a great way to celebrate the ides!

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  3. Wow! Breathtakingly beautiful flowers! I have a tiny garden on my terrace where I have planted a few 'flowery' plants. I must say, it requires patience to wait till they grow, and bloom, and bless us with their bounty! And, you sure have that patience in abundance! Loved the flowers - each one of them!

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    1. Thank you! It does take patience, and I am glad I am not restricted to a tiny garden - just a small yard.

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  4. Wow, things still in bloom? I am not much of a gardener, mine takes care of itself. But next spring I'll get back to it.

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    1. Here, things are in bloom (depending on what you planted) until frost, which could be anywhere from late September to late October.

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  5. You have a wonderful diversity of blooms there, but I do love the turtleheads. And the dahlias, of course. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. In another month, I will have a lot less, and then nothing. Sigh...

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  6. You have a really nice mix of late summer and fall blooms in your garden, and I agree, the Dahlias are amazing! Happy Bloom Day!

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  7. Thank you for dropping by on GBBD. Wow ! I have grown many of the same plants in your garden in my tropical climate. Happy Autumn!

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    1. Thank you - autumn is a beautiful time of the year here.

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  8. Wow! love your blooms :) So gorgeous. This side usual flowers and I recently click a pic. Will try to post it soon.

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  9. These flowers are beautiful! I love the purple cosmos!

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