Well guys & gals it’s another Bloomin’ Tuesday and I have some wonderful blooms to show you this week. The cooler weather and rain showers we’ve been getting is helping the garden to show off this fall.
The Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ is showing an autumn glow in the garden. What a versatile and long blooming Hydrangea it has been this year. The blooms open in early summer a creamy white that fade to a lime green as the season progresses and then takes on this pinkish tint around the edges of the sepals in the fall.
The buds that were covering my re-blooming Clematis ‘Niobe’ are in full glory at the moment. This flush isn’t as large as the spring, but still appreciated all the same. Her rich burgundy red blooms will fade to purple as they age. The color is so rich it reminds me of velvet.
Not only is my Toadlily still blooming, but look at all the buds yet to open! This is the most buds I’ve ever seen it produce! And this is just half of the plant shown in the photo, so there are even more buds!
The Gladiolus callianthus is also referred to as Peacock Orchid, Fragrant Gladiolus, Sword Lily or Abyssinian Gladiolus. This wonderful fall flower is grown from a corm that is hardy in zones 9-11 according to my research. However, I’ve never lifted it and it returns every year like clockwork to my zone 7b garden. It has a lovely sweet scent that makes it even more charming in my opinion.
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