September 18, 2017

September Bloom Day

Hello, and welcome to my Utah, USA garden!
I am in zone 5b, tucked away in a beautiful little valley.
After a full summer of hot dry days, we are finally getting some rain this week!

I knew I didn't have much blooming this month.
We just moved here in June, and I am finally getting flowerbeds marked out.
Next September should be a different story entirely!

When I went looking for blooms, other than the blossoms on my pumpkin plants, here's all I found:

Yes. One lonely petunia in a flowerpot on my porch, surrounded by dead plants.
Oh dear. That would just not do at all.
It was time to remedy that situation.
I had been wanting to visit a nursery that's just at the mouth of the canyon, so I packed up my youngest 2 kids (the older 2 were in school) and away we went.

Let me tell you, I did not buy nearly as much as I wanted to!
Just a few things to get me started.

 Pansies to replace the dead flowers in my flowerpots.

Pale yellow coreopsis 'Moonbeam' and deep purple bachelor's buttons.

I will confess, however, that was a week ago and none of them have been planted yet.
Life intervened.
At least they're getting watered with all the rain!
I'm fairly certain I know just what I want in this rose-filled flowerbed, but first I've got to dig up all or most of the roses to put elsewhere, amend the soil, weed, and also buy a few more things.
The last bit will be the most fun! :)
I've got my work cut out for me!

I'm linking up--rather late--to Carol's monthly post over at May Dreams Gardens.
To see more gardens, head on over there!

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