Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September 2015 - Transitions

It seems like only yesterday that it was spring. And now it is the 15th of September.

The growing season here is so fleeting here in upstate New York, but that is why it is so cherished.  In just the blink of an eye, frost would have hit, and snow will be back on the ground.  Or so it seems on this September Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, where gardeners gather from all over the world to show what is blooming in their yards or homes.

In another week, it will be fall.  Here in my zone 5b garden near Johnson City, in upstate New York, the fall flowers are opening on a beautiful sunny and mild day.
Michaelmas Daisy, or New England Aster, grows wild here in upstate New York, but this is a cultivated variety in my front yard.  They are one of my favorites, but it makes me sad when they bloom, because I know the last part of the blooming season has come.

One of our several hardy mums.

Another mum.

Our sedum is pinking up.

Our Japanese anemones are just starting to open.

We still have summer flowers - for example, these garlic chives, which make great cut flowers for my kitchen table.

And these pink turtleheads, which are still blooming strongly, to the delight of the bees.

Thank you again, May Dreams Gardens, for hosting this monthly meme.  Please visit some of the other garden blogs linked to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and see the beauty in our world.

Today's post is also linked to the #Septemberchallenge hosted by the blog Everyday Gyaan.


  1. Never had any luck with asters. Yours are lovely. I never thought about cutting the garlic chives and using them inside as flowers. Probably would keep bugs out of the kitchen.

  2. Your late summer flowers are beautiful, especially those asters. The dark purple is particularly striking. Happy Bloom Day!

  3. Delightful blooms! Cheerful and bright :)

  4. Gorgeous flowers. You're already anticipating frost? Yikes. I'm wondering if we're going to keep our nice cool down. (I already saw the weather report. Nope, we're going to warm back up again.)

  5. All is beautiful. Actual things are doing pretty good in North Idaho. Plant Marigold and zinnia quite late and looks like they will be blooming soon.
    Coffee is on

  6. Thank you for sharing the loveliness of your garden, Alana. I love daisies.

  7. You have a beautiful garden!

    Thanks for sharing this post and giving me the idea to also participate!

    I just started a new blog last week about gardening and crafting. You are always welcome visit if you want.

    Greetings, Sofie

  8. I share your feelings about the late summer blooms. Pretty as they are, especially that first aster, it means winter is on the way. And it's come round far too quickly!

  9. My New England asters are just starting here in Virginia. I think pinching them back delays blooming, but the pollinators that are coming out at the same time love them.


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