|free trial Cosmos 'Rose Bonbon' and Nasturtiums|
|mystery species ex-aster|
and the goldenrods (Solidago)
|Solidago 'Dansolitlem' (Little Lemon) and Sedum/Hylotelephium 'Beka' (Autumn Delight)|
|Anemone 'Andrea Atkinson'|
the only plants still left to bloom are the Actaeas (Cimicifuga), the monkshoods (Aconitum), and the Chrysanthemum; it is the beginning of the end of the gardening season. But let's not get ahead of ourselves at the expense of enjoying today. And what a day, the temperature has plummeted to highs in the 50sF/low teens C, the smoke from the Minnesota wildfire has cleared, and the sun is beaming.
It's Colchicum time.
|Ceratostigma plumbaginoides with 'The Giant'|
|Colchicum 'Autumn Queen' with Caryopteris 'Janice' (Little Miss Sunshine)|
Also coming into full bloom and making its Bloom Day debut is Sanguisorba officinalis 'Tanna'.
It's a difficult plant to photograph well. I always thought, Sanguisorba ... yawn. Then I saw it in person and had to have it. Last year it didn't do much of anything, but this year it finally settled in enough to bloom. It was well worth the wait.
Also new this month:
|Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' finally blooming with Heuchera 'Citronelle'|
Several plants are getting their second wind in the cooler weather, including the rose 'Carefree Beauty'.
The threat from the Japanese beetles is gone, so now they can show to their full glory.
|Hibiscus syriaca 'Red Heart' also benefits from the absence of beetles|
and Hosta plantaginea are winding down.
There are still enough blooms to scent the air.
Representing the Geraniums, which are mostly still in fine form is
Geranium nodosum 'Svelte Lilac'. Its blooms are the same color as a nearby Hosta lancifolia, which is also in bloom now.
|fruits of Cornus kousa 'Beni-fuji'|
For all the Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day posts, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens on the 15th of every month.
Anemonella thalictroides/Thalictrum thalictroides
Campanula 'Samantha', 'Sarastro'
Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Blue'
Caryopteris 'Jason' (Sunshine Blue)
Clematis 'Betty Corning', 'Evisix' (Petit Faucon)
Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice'
Geranium 'Blogold' (Blue Sunrise), 'Bob's Blunder', ' 'Gerwat' (Rozanne), 'Jolly Bee'
Heuchera 'Firechief', 'Havana', Hollywood', 'Raspberry Ice'
Hylotelephium 'Matrona', 'Purple Emperor'
Knautia 'Mars Midget'
Lobelia 'Sparkle DeVine'
Penstemon 'Pike's Peak Purple'
Phlox paniculata 'David', 'David's Lavender', 'Goldmine', 'Grenadine Dream', 'Laura', 'Nicky', 'Red Riding Hood', 'Red Super', 'Shockwave'
Symphyotrichum 'Honeysong Pink'
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge', 'Gilty Pleasure', 'Tojen'