It’s the first Bloomin’ Tuesday of September. Can you believe that summer is pretty much over and another fall is about to begin? Not much to show this week. We were fortunate to get through Hurricane Earl unscathed with just some light winds and very little rain. It would of been nice to get a substantial amount that’s for sure.
One of my favorite fall bloomers is this Turtlehead or Chelone lyonii. The pink blooms are a welcome addition to the shade garden. This is a plant that loves moisture, but it held up fine to the drought this summer. It requires light to partial shade. And unfortunately something has been chewing on the foliage.
Rosa ‘Morning Magic’ is a climbing rose that I have planted on the arch that leads into my Arbor Garden. One of them is a year older and is about 4-4 1/2 feet tall. The other was planted this past spring and is still playing catch up at half this size. They are sporatic bloomers from May through fall.
Another fall bloomer is the Lirope muscari in my shade garden. It will take a bit of sun, but I find it shines in the shade with this variegated foliage. The bonus every September is these deep purple stems topped with almost irridescent purple blooms. Then it gets these berries later on that give the plant even more fall interest. Hope everyone had a safe & happy LABOR DAY weekend. :) To see more Bloomin’ Tuesday posts or to join in the fun this week please visit Ms Greenthumb.