It is always nice to walk around the yard and document what is blooming each month. Some of the flowers are waning just a bit, but there is still a lot of color. Walk with me as we see what's blooming. At the top of the pathway in the backyard are three Russian Sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia. All summer the bees have enjoyed this great purple bloom.
Sages on the right, and recently planted on the left, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'. The stamen look like long eyelashes. I have wanted a Caryopteris for a while and lucked into a few at the end of season sale at Park Seed. Mine are now blooming and I am really glad to have some more purple/blue in the garden.
At the bottom of the pathway are a couple more new plants. These are recent purchases. They are taking the place of a couple Helenium 'Mardi Gras' that had to be removed because of aster yellows. After a repeat planting of another batch of Helenium earlier in the season, I decided to change the type of plants. Don't you just love the color of this one? Agastache 'Heatwave'. The hummingbirds have been checking this one out. Hope it comes back well next year!
Here is another shot of the silvery foliage.
Also on the bank is a nice stand of Catmint, again with the silvery foliage and blue/purple blooms. There was too much activity with a certain dog and a blue ball, so we left the area before a good picture was taken. Just above the Catmint are three rosemary bushes, in bloom. Going with the blue blooms again...just love it!
In the woodland area my Cyclamen hederifolium are blooming. Such sweet little blooms. I bought five corms and last year only three showed up. So far this year only two have blooms. The clumps are getting larger which is nice, just wish the others would show up.
In the family garden Clematis 'Prince Charles' is continuing to bloom. This one has bloomed on and off all summer long. Right now it is entwined in the gardenia bushes.
My Pluchea camphorata is still blooming. This dusty rose color is really nice against the woods. When it goes to seed I will be gathering some of the seeds to scatter elsewhere.
And finally, please indulge me another photo of the toadlily, Tricyrtis formosana 'Gilt Edge'. This is such a cool looking bloom, the desire is to get "THE" picture of it.
This brings our stroll to a close, thanks for joining me. Please go over and visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for this month's Bloom Day.
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