Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Sept 2021

Fall starts in exactly one week, and my zone 5b garden is transitioning to the new season.  This is a sad time of year for me because I know my outdoor gardening year is coming to an end.  The days get shorter, the sun angle changes, and some of my plantings look weary and worn.

 But others celebrate fall, such as my cultivated purple asters.

Purple turtlehead, a native flower (purchased on a trip to North Carolina back in 2012), which has been blooming for a couple of weeks, is spreading in my shade garden.


Sedum and bee.

My Japanese anemone is just starting to bloom, the first bud unfurling in time for GBBD.  They will be the stars of my fall flower plantings. I apologize for the blurriness.

Garlic chives.

A heuchera (coral bells).

Here are some summer flowers still blooming.


Angelica "Angelface".  

Orange cosmos (left) and lantana (right).  This orange cosmos is a short variety.  My taller varieties all failed and I don't know why.

My nasturtium also aren't looking good and I don't know why, so I didn't take pictures.

More lantana. They loved our hot summer.

So did the zinnias.

Million Bells.

One of my few pansies to survive to almost-fall.  This rarely happens, although it also happened last year.



Last but not least, dahlia.

Thanks go out once again to Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who hosts this 15th of the month Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme without fail.

Thanks also go to Sandee for hosting #WordlessWednesday.  The linkup is above.

Do you grow flowers?  Why not join in on the fun, and visit other gardeners posting what's blooming for them this last day of (for us in the Northern Hemisphere) summer?

Happy GBBD! Happy Wordless Wednesday!


  1. Pretty flowers. Mom stopped watering our flowers and they are now dying but at this time of year, she is tired of taking care of them.

  2. have a riot of color.

  3. Your flowers are lovely. I am busy trying to do fall clean up. And now I have to spend all next week taking care of my granddaughter because there are not enough teachers for all the classrooms. Guess I'll teach her to garden.

  4. So beautiful. All these wonderful flowers made me smile. Thank you.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  5. Gorgeous pictures as always. Never heard of a turtlehead! You learn something everyday.

  6. Beautiful flowers this September in your garden. I had to look up Million Bells to see what they are. Reminds me of petunias flowering. Very pretty.

  7. Very pretty! My nasturtiums all but failed this year, and only a few cosmos grew at all. One is just starting to flower now. Strange year.

  8. You are blessed with such beauties in your garden. I love them all,but the pansies are so special. It's like a bird inside the petals.
    Happy WW!
    The table from Zina is on my blog, for a period of time.

  9. i love all your flowers. We are in a completely different zone but great ideas for the garden.

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you! Your flowers are beautiful!

  11. Oh, that's right, it's the 15th. (I can't keep track of days.) Your garden still looks great. It's not quite fall yet :)

  12. Just lovely, Alana!
    My nasturtiums went absolutely wild this year! Took over my whole front flower bed. And my pansies are still showing their happy little bearded faces. But my begonias were the true heroes this year. I’ve never had such blossoms!
    We keep dipping closer and closer to the freezing mark. Soon they will just be memories...


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