Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bloom Day September

Oh, dear, I haven't updated in a month, which means it's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again.  I have nothing really extraordinary to share, but I did have fun trying out the camera on my new iPhone, so here are the results.

Sweet little nasturtium.  Actually, I should say bitter little nasturtium, but it belies its taste.

The developing flowers of the hardy begonia.

Beautyberry with sweet autumn clematis crawling over it.  This is right at the front of the yard.

So is this incredibly bright aster.

Goldenrod being all dramatic just behind the beautyberries.  I didn't have to plant this or anything, in fact I have to pull out huge amounts every year, but it's nice to keep some.

An adorable little caryopteris I planted last fall.

The developing flowers of Limelight hydrangea.  Last month, green, this month with a lot of pink added.

And finally, not a flower, but I love milkweed fluff (this is from one of my orange butterfly weed plants).  I remember discussing with a teenage boyfriend the idea of collecting the fluff and using it for insulation in jackets and vests.  Just makes me feel warmer looking at it.  And there will be more plants next year from those seeds.

Okay, not bad from the new phone.  I need to remember that I can turn it the other way. *g*


  1. Great pictures with the new phone! One thing to remember, be careful where you put your thumb. Ben took what he thought were a lot of great pictures today, but his thumb had hit the slider that moves from still to video, so all the pictures were little videos! Very disappointing!

    1. Uh... yup. Did that. Had to retake the hydrangeas. :)

  2. I meant to add that I wish I had as much color in my garden now as you do, although the phlox that the deer ate all the flowers of (ouch) is blooming again and the bleeding heart is STILL blooming happily away in the sunshine. It was in the shade for several years. And the sedum, nasturtiums and coneflowers are still in full glory, so I guess it's not too bad.

  3. ok, the iphone photos passed, haha! If you didn't tell us we will not know, they are lovely composed!

  4. iPhones are amazing--the photos are great! I love the Sweet Autumn Clematis and Beautyberry--such nice contrast. But I especially love the milkweed puff! I just found your site and look forward to visiting your garden again soon! Cheers!

    1. Thanks, Julie! And what do you know, the clematis just planted itself there, but I like the combination so I'm letting it go.