Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The last to leave summer's garden party

Sedum

Phlox

Spiderwort

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Nan! The sedum (seems like it's always summer's last hurrah) is in bloom around our shed now, and the phlox has lasted longer than usual. We're enjoying an especially colorful mid-September.

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  2. Love your double rainbow in the header photo. Your late bloomers are beautiful too.

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  3. Fall, my favorite season, is fast approaching. I see your wood pile is ready for frosty mornings. Thank you for the beautiful rainbow and the lovely end-of-summer flowers.

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  4. Lovely. Some of my flowers are still flourishing, but it won't be long now until they go kaput for the year. I have pots on my front porch which constitute my garden. Somehow my lavender comes back every year. :)

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  5. gorgeous pics. We are SO hot in Texas. Everything is brown. It's a delight to know others are enjoying fall. Plus I enjoy your reviews,etc.

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  6. Such pretty flowers and I love your header!

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  7. With a rainbow to add to the stunning colors. Beautiful.

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  8. I love sedums and how nice to think that they flower in your garden and in mine at the same time!

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  9. I am cherishing these last few weeks of beautiful flowers as well. Your photos are lovely.

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  10. Beautiful, but sad that summer is over.

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  11. I still have quite a lot blooming right now as you'll see tomorrow, BUT a severe frost is predicted for Friday. Time for the houseplants to move in.

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  12. Your sedum is ahead of mine! Glorious header, Nan. I love the lighting and that beautiful rainbow!

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  13. Thanks, Cecelia.

    JoAnn, I love the sedum. A perfect plant. Easy to grow, pretty flowers, loved by bees and butterflies, and it comes when most everything else has gone by. My phlox have terrible mildew this year.

    Lisa, that was a lucky photo of the rainbows. Late bloomers- that's what I should have called the post!

    Jill, the woodpile is still growing. We bought log length wood and Tom's been cutting and splitting. The rainbows were so lovely. I was happy to get the picture.

    Yvette, I've never been able to grow lavender, or grow anything in pots!

    Thank you, Joanne. We have some browning going on too. Not from drought, just from the passing of summer.

    Thanks, Staci.

    Penny, a double rainbow doesn't show up too often. Lucky to get the picture.

    Call me madam, that's a dear thought.

    Thanks, Diane.

    Alex, I'm not a big fan of summer, so I don't mind. :<)

    Commonweeder, yay for some frost! I'm ready. I've never put out my houseplants fearing insects. Do you have any trouble?

    Les, mine is in bright sun against a rock so that might make it come earlier?

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  14. Your sedum and mine are at the same stage. My hydrangeas are the star of the garden show this year though - it started blooming in June and is still going strong!

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  15. Kathie, I can't seem to grow hydrangeas. It always amazes me what will and won't grow on this hill. Do yours topple?

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  16. Thank you for sharing some late summer colour from the garden. At last I know the real name of the purple flower you call spiderwort. It's always been known as "Moses in the Bulrushes" in my family.

    Tasha

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  17. Tasha, and here's a funny piece on how to pronounce it!

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/06/book-passageone-mans-garden.html

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  18. What a lovely title to accompany your lovely photos!

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  19. Thanks, Debbie. If I'd thought of it, I might have used Lisa's idea, 'late bloomers'. :<)

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  20. Beautiful flowers - that last gasp of summer is a wonder!

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  21. Dawn, thanks. Not much left now. Time for me to clean up!

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