Saturday, September 14, 2013

September Bloom Day

Sorry for the delay on the narrative...crazy part of the year for CPAs....  In any event, Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  If you are not familiar, it is where garden bloggers post on a wonderful blog called May Dreams Gardens.  If you want to see what's blooming around the world...please check it out.  My gardens are not as a long as I wished.  I think I am just resting from the work of the year...but my project that I have working on is going to take a back burner.  October is approaching, and fall preparations need to be underway soon.    It is amazing how gardens can look so different from the previous year.   In looking at last year at this time September 2012, I feel better...lots more flowers.  I, also, want to give special thanks to Nell of Secrets of a Seed scatter & Dotty Plants Greenhouse Journal.  Also, HolleyGarden of Roses and Other Gardening Joys.  They both have been such a great help from someone who does not know what they are doing.

Now on to this month.  I planted a bunch of seeds in the front field that I swore I would just leave alone to see what they would do...but it such a joy to grow from seed.  These started blooming in six weeks.

Jude plant on the back porch has started to bloom.
Begonias in a very shady place...what is so amazing about the smaller ones is that when I dug them up last fall...they had about two leaves on them and didn't seem worth saving.

Mexican Heather

This very aggressive vine has been pulled a ton of times...but it is pretty to see the blooms.

Ignore the date....I changed the batteries....Skink

The rose garden has recently been fed and deeply pruned but next month will be prettier.

Green Ice rose
The back divide still needs to be mulched but the bougainvilleas are starting to bloom.  Again, ignore the date...I obviously have an old camera.
I fed the hibiscus so left over Bayer's Advanced Rose Care and the blooms turned a deeper orange.  The hummingbirds are very attracted to them.

I planted morning glory to grow along a fence.  It is beginning to bloom.

I have some irrigation systems in place for the roses,,,,but not the other I use a sprinkler sometimes.  Fall is typically dry and this is no exception.

Back leg of the rose garden..with a badly shaped greenhouse in the distance.
Knockouts.....are constant performers

Mums are in bad shape but are blooming despite me.

I think this is Belinda's dream.
New Year Rose ...I believe.
Ketchup and Mustard rose...and a lot of annoying love bugs.
Sundowner rose

Zinnia did look beautiful but now heavily diseased...I haven't the heart to cut them down because of the hummingbirds.
Coleus are getting leggy and need to be pruned.
Encore Azeleas have been blooming since June I believe....

Memphis Music Rose
Beauty Berry.
Second wildflower patch.

I am not sure what these are..but they are pretty...I know what the zinnia are.

Mexican Petunias

Sunflowers that I grew from seed from the largest sunflower I had last year....these pale in comparsion.

Cosmos...or Aster..can't remember.

Wildflowers that I did not plant but that grow along the drive.

Wild butterfly bush
These wildflowers I did not plant or take care of.  They self seeded from last year.  In about a month the stalking ones will explode with orange flowers.
The flowers I just mentioned are sulfur cosmos.  Some are blooming early.

Gallardia, Indian Blanket, Firewheel are some of things I have learned these called.  They started blooming in November of last year...and never stopped...even during winter.  They grow in very horrible sandy dry soil.

This vine with the purple flowers invaded around the Savannah bird girl.
Cashmere bouquet..I am wondering if it is the same as Joe Pye Weed

Camellias are late I think...they bloomed this time last year..but I, also, maintained them better.
This is a very aggressive vine that I have pulled many, many times.
Climbers and gardenia on the side of the house.....drip irrigation system was installed.

Joseph's Coat.
I think it's Don Juan but I question it.



Lea said...

Lots and lots of pretty flowers!
I especially like the lushness of your BeautyBerry. Mine are suffering - too hot, too dry. Yesterday was the first day that was cool enough to feel like a normal September day. Now if we could just get some rain.
Happy GBBD!
Lea's Menagerie

rusty duck said...

The roses are looking glorious. And always very envious of anyone who can grow bougainvillea outdoors!

kate maryon said...

Lots of variety still in your garden. Thank you for sharing I enjoyed the walk.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Sorry for the delay in the narrative..posting now.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

@Rusty, you should what happens to them when I put them in the greenhouse overwinter...they explode....Bougainvilleas are tempermental and will look dead when they are you grow yours indoors?

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Thanks Kate and Lea

HolleyGarden said...

Janie, you have got to be so very pleased and so very proud of how your garden is progressing. It has so many blooms! Just imagine how it will grow by next year! You will be so glad that you have a photo record of its growth in future years. Happy GBBD!

Jean Campbell said...

Cashmere Bouquet is not Joe Pye Weed/Eupatorium fistulosum, synonym Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus. I don't know why they feel compelled to keep changing botanical names that we can't remember anyhow.

Cashmere Bouquet is a Clerodendrum species.

The fluffy things with your Zinnias are plumed Celosia.

You might fiddle around with your camera and find a way to turn the date OFF. For the more difficult 'setting the date' Google your camera, you might find an online manual.

Thanks for the garden tour. I'm already looking forward to next year.

Dorothy Borders said...

Wonderful blossoms. I see we have several plants in common. Love your sunflowers and zinnias especially. Happy Bloom Day!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

Your Mexican Heather and Sunflowers are beautiful and love how those Knock Outs keep on blooming! Happy GBBD!

Pam/Digging said...

You have so much blooming right now! I especially like the Mexican heather, which also grows well here in Austin.

HELENE said...

You have a huge garden compared to my postage stamp size garden! I love roses and can never get enough of them, lovely to so many roses in your garden. Happy GBBD!

Cindy at enclos*ure said...

The dark pink flower blooming with the zinnia is celosia. I am happy to see your cashmere bouquet. I have a plant like it here in Rwanda, and I was wondering what it was.

I would imagine that in Alabama you have roses blooming into December!

Julie Adolf said...

Wow--your garden is filled with blooms! I love growing from seed--happy surprises always make an appearance, and your sunflowers are gorgeous. I have rose envy--we only have two rose bushes because our garden is so shady. Happy Bloom Day!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Sorry for the delay in response. In the middle of the CPE...thanks all for your comments.

@Holley...I am feeling guilty not to have progressed further.

@Nell...I love the celosia..they are beautiful.

At Cindy, if I watered them more and covered them...but probably not...

At Julie...thanks!

At Helene....15 I have learned slowly to plant things that require little maintenance.

Dya Hanif said...

Hi Janie, Thanks for stopping by my blog. you have a huge garden there. I can just imagine how those roses would be when they all at full bloom. You would have rose park :)
Yes.. the unidentifed flower with zinnia are celosia. I see you have white color celosia, do mind sharing their seeds? I've haven't seen that color :)
Happy GBBD!!

Les said...

We share a fondness for coleus, gaillardia, zinnias and beautyberry. Do you bring in bougainvillea for the winter?

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

@Les...yes, I have a large greenhouse and they bloom like crazy in it....too bad they don't look like that year round.