Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – September 2021

‘Henry Eilers’ sweet coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) with great burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)

In many ways, this year has become less of a growing season and more of an endurance test. Just as it looked like the summer’s sultry weather was getting cooler and drier, setting up for a beautiful fall, we ended up with over 15 inches of rain over the last 3 weeks (over half of that in just one day), and the multiple rounds of stormy weather really did a number on the many tall beauties just coming into their glory. As you can imagine, the current garden views aren’t at all photogenic, and I was seriously considering skipping Bloom Day altogether this month. There are still many wonderful things happening here and there, though, so I hope you’ll join me for a closer look.

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2021

Though the very first hints of fall are starting to appear here in southeastern Pennsylvania, the weather is definitely full summer, and the garden is thriving. There’s so much going on that I want to remember, and to share, that I’m going to keep the commentary to a minimum and concentrate on the photos. So, get ready for a whirlwind tour of the August highlights at Hayefield. Let’s start with the perennials and shrubs…

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2021

Busy, busy, busy is the theme of the garden this time of year: lots of weeds to pull, veggies to harvest, seedlings to pot up, seeds to sow, and seeds to collect. It looked like I’d have to skip a Bloom Day post this month, until I came up with the idea of doing something different: a video tour instead of a long series of photos. I hope you’ll forgive the lack of professional quality, as well as my mistakes and sometimes odd pronunciations; it’s not often that I have to say botanical names instead of writing them. I’ll put the plant names after each clip for clarity. Let’s see how this goes….

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