Summer is winding down. The light in the mid-afternoon garden reveals late summer blooms and insects and portends the seasonal shift.
Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ and Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower)
The blue sky and 75°F temperature has made for a beautiful day. The Autumnal Equinox will occur on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10: 49 AM EDT.
You have a nice collection of beauties. Do you have good luck with Russian Sage? For some reason, I didn’t.
Thank you Sandy. My Russian sage is not in a good location. It is against the brick foundation of the house. It flops over–don’t think I’ve given it enough room. Neighboring plants don’t really work with it very well. About this time of year though it does gather strength and I think if I could find a better spot for it I’d like it a lot. Someone suggested to plant several of them off by themselves where they could just flop all they wanted, so I’m looking around to move some test pieces. Does yours not bloom at all or what is the problem?
Lovely photos – sedums are just irreplaceable at this time of year!
Thanks Cathy. Sedums are nice. I’ve had this one a while and just added three more that are darker red.
Late flowers are lovely for us and essential for all the insects that need them to feed. I’m now trying to sort out a late flowering border to keep them all happy.
Your little insects will appreciate your efforts to keep them fed. I look forward to seeing and learning from what you do.
Great images; I find that Perovskia (Russian Sage) doesn’t usually flop, maybe it is getting too much water; it needs hardly any to grow and flower well. This year the ones in the formal beds are only just beginning to flower, very late, but nice. Christina
Thanks for the tip on the Perovskia. I’ll look for a better site. Yours is very lovely.
Thanks so much for your beautiful pictures, weather report, moon phase. Though we only live a block apart, our gardens are in different worlds! Thanks for your hope and inspiration. Though I read everyone of your posts, I don’t always comment. But they are a small joy in my reading day.
Thanks very much. It’s very gratifying to have you as a reader Linda! And I always look forward to your posts as well.