Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Every month Carol at Maydreams invites us to share what is blooming in our gardens. Here's what is blooming in my garden.

The yellows

Lindheimer's senna, Senna lindheimeriana.

Flowery senna, Senna corymbosa.

Retama, Jerusalem thorn, Parkinsonia aculeata.

Maximillian sunflower, Helianthus maximiliani.

The purples and blues

Greg's mistflower, Conoclinium greggii.

Mexican bush sage, Salvia leucantha.

Fall obedient plant, Physostegia virginiata.

Texas sage, Leucophyllum frutescens.

Snapdragon vine, Maurandya antirrhiniflora

The reds and oranges.

Red spider zinnia, Zinnia tenuifolia.

Burgundy blanket flower, Gaillardia grandiflora x burgundy.

Globe amaranth, Gomphrena globosa.

Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea.

The whites

Garlic chives, Allium tuberosum.

Blackfoot daisies, Melampodium leucanthum.

The big mix. Happy bloom day everyone. Go take a look at everyone else's September blooms.


  1. Simply lovely - I'm so, so jealous!

  2. Rose, does obedient plant mind its manners in your garden? It doesn't in mine, but I pull a lot of it. Then, the silly stuff sneaks in in other places. However, that purple this time of year is most satisfying isn't it.

    Your yellows kept reminding me of sunshine.~~Dee

  3. Loads of beautiful blooms. I live the splash of color too and I see lots of rocks. Love that type of landscaping.

  4. aloha,

    what a beautiful garden you have presented to us this september, your presentation of each color spectrum is so well done, congratulations!

  5. Dividing it by color is a nice way to add some structure to the topic!

  6. Beautiful post! Everything looks lovely:)

  7. Ruth- Did I say I was jealous of your fruit and vegs. I am.
    Dee- You know me- invasive doesn't phase me. It isn't in ideal conditions so it hasn't had much of a chance to go crazy.
    Garden walk.. Yep, lots of rocks. They do make gardening a lot easier as you always have structure to fall back on. Then there are limitations to what you can plant.
    Noel- Thank you. There are a few plants that are not so happy that I missed them out but this all takes too much time!
    Linda- Thanks. It was so obvious when I looked at what was flowering right now.
    Conscious gardener- Thanks. We are heading to a better season.

  8. hello , thanks for the comment on mij blog , i asked the forum of my weblog how to get google translate on my blog so you can read my blog ,your garden lookes lovely , here in holland is autumm , we have many day s with rain and wind , the things you saw on the bottem are leaves and seeds from a tree , you can see that my garden look like autumm

  9. Hello Jenny,

    Today I found your blog.

    What a beautiful flowers,and

    You make beautiful pictures!
    Here in the Netherlands it is cold and wet,Autumn has begun.Very early this year.

    I've linked your blog immediately,
    so I can visit you again.
    Have a nice day!!

    Love from Thea(Thea's Tuinhoekje)

  10. Lovely blooms in your garden. I really want a Lindheimer Senna, in what conditions do you have yours? Your blackfoot daisies ar beautiful -- did you lose any in the rain? I lost two big ones - guess they got too wet.

  11. Ina- I know there is a translator function because I have used it on Le JardindeBemi. Let me know if you find out how to add.
    Diana-Too easy for words. I never plant them, they just appear. I'll save some seeds for you. I think you would need to put them in the gravel or granite. I didn't lose any blackfoot daisies but they are all growing in gravel or granite, too. They reseeded so heavily this year they are just one solid mass, although the plants themselves are a bit spindly.

  12. Everything looks great! One would never know your garden had been left alone for so many weeks. Thank you, Hermine! My blackfoot daisies are really profuse, too. My Mexican bush sage just now began blooming: has yours been blooming for awhile?

  13. That last shot is my favorite - always like seeing the profusion of color in your garden.