Last Blooms Of Summer

Summer is winding down. The light in the mid-afternoon garden reveals late summer blooms and insects and portends the seasonal shift.

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.

10 thoughts on “Last Blooms Of Summer

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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?

  1. paulinemulligan

    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.

  2. Christina

    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

  3. Linda Jay

    Dear neighbor,
    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.


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