Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2008

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' with Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister' and Spiraea thunbergii Mellow Yellow ('Ogon')

I’d thought to start this post with some grumblings about the weather, but compared to what many parts of the U.S. have been facing, we’ve been getting off fairly easily here in southeastern Pennsylvania. So without further chatter, here are some Bloom Day highlights.

Phygelius Croftway Purple Prince (‘Cropurpri’) with Carex 'Toffee Twist'

Above, Croftway Purple Prince cape fuchsia (Phygelius ‘Cropurpri’) with ‘Toffee Twist’ bronze sedge (Carex ‘Toffee Twist’).

Below, Summer Sorbet blue mist shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dyraisey’).

Caryopteris x clandonensis Summer Sorbet (‘Dyraisey’)

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae seedlings with Phytolacca americana ‘Silberstein’

Above, New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) seedlings with variegated pokeweed (Phytolacca americana ‘Silberstein’.)

Below, shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) with ‘Caramel’ heuchera (Heuchera villosa).

Justicia brandegeana with Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'

Gentiana triflora var. japonica with Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'

Above, Gentiana triflora var. japonica with ‘Silvery Sunproof’ lilyturf (Liriope muscari).

Below, ‘Sunny Smile’ dwarf sunflower (Helianthus annuus) in front of ‘Aztec Orange’ zinnia (Zinnia elegans), ‘Princess’ fountain grass (Pennisetum purpureum), and ‘Lemon Queen’ perennial sunflower (Helianthus), with ‘Sweet Caroline Purple’ sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) and ‘Red Splash Select’ polka-dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachys).

Helianthus 'Lemon Queen', Zinnia 'Aztec Orange', Pennisetum purpureum 'Princess', Helianthus annuus 'Sunny Smile', Hypoestes 'Red Splash Select', and Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Purple'

Eupatorium maculatum with Rudbeckia fulgida and Vernonia

Above, Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium maculatum) with orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida) and ironweeds (Vernonia).

Below, red orach (Atriplex hortensis var. rubra) seedheads, golden elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘Aurea’), purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’), ‘Profusion Orange’ zinnia, an orange chrysanthemum, and ‘Taurus’ mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis).

Atriplex hortensis var. rubra with Sambucus nigra 'Aurea', Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum', Zinnia 'Profusion Orange', chrysanthemum, and Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus'

Salvia koyame with coleus 'Dark Star' and Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit ('Ancot')

And last, above, Japanese yellow sage (Salvia koyamae) with ‘Dark Star’ coleus and Golden Spirit smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’).

For links to more Bloom Day posts from all over the globe, be sure to check out the main Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens.