September 15, 2016

September Bloom Day

Hello, and welcome!
I garden in Eastern Washington state, USA.

Right as the new month started, so did the fall weather!
It has been much cooler lately--cold enough for sweatshirts in the mornings and evenings.

Let's start off with a tomato picture, just for fun.

The vegetable garden is about done.
I haven't seen any more squash or cucumbers growing.
The tomatoes are hanging on, slowly ripening in this cooler weather.
I still have a few outliers that need digging--carrots, potatoes, beets.

I did cut 60 stems of cosmos from my cutting garden to make bouquets with last week.
That was fun! (Follow the link to see the finished arrangements.)

All's quiet in the shade bed and the raspberry patch, so they don't get a picture this month.

'Abraham Darby' English rose, with sedum
In the back flowerbed, the sedum are just coming into their early pink bloom color.
They are covered with bees at all times.
A rose here and there, perhaps some late-blooming penstemon, and that's about all for that bed.

'William Shakespeare' English rose
Out front we have the same hardy plants that were blooming 2 weeks ago, still at it!
Echinacea, salvia, mums, and roses.

Oh, we can't forget the guillardia here on the end, nor the catmint (below).

East-side terrace still has the butterfly bushes blooming, as well.
I just discovered that these blooms smell divine!
I had no idea!
I was out here weeding them the other day when I first caught a whiff.
It almost made weeding a pleasant experience!

So, not much new this time around!
Although a big change is in the works with the house.

Here's a hint:

For more beautiful gardens go over to May Dreams Gardens.

What's making your garden cheerful these days?


  1. You certainly do have flower arranging talent! Beautiful bouquets!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  2. Hello Linnae! Your little bouquets of flowers are absolutely adorable. It reminds me I should snip blooms for myself more often to brighten up our home. Thank you for sharing your garden with us.

    1. Thanks Jane! I'm glad you came by for a visit!