When I started thinking about September Bloom Day I thought I wouldn't have much to take pictures of. I still see lots in bloom, but many have been blooming for quite awhile now and are beginning to look a bit tired or faded. I did manage to find some that are in their prime now and adding some nice fall color to the garden.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' which seems to blooming in almost every garden I pass right now.
Japanese Anemones are just starting. They really are not tall this year. They are spreading like crazy, maybe that's where all their energy went.
Asters 'Monch' are full of flowers.
Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' surprised me with this bloom. After I made her a special bed the weather got very hot and dry and the rose wasn't looking good at all, I was a little worried. But since the recent rain and cooler weather she seems to be bouncing back, a couple of more buds are forming too.
Mums in a planter.
A Monarda that I found under an overgrown daylily. It also surprised me with a bloom. It was just foliage when I discovered it a few weeks ago.
Sunflower 'Lemon Queen' from seeds we saved last year.
Sunflowers 'Mammoth' are blooming all over the yard.
Zinnias continue to put out new blooms. This is 'Apricot Blush'.
Cosmos 'Bright Lights' are huge and covered in flowers. They are more bright orange than most flowers I would normally plant. The seeds were free and so I just sprinkled them around, never guessing they would be so big.
Cimicifuga 'Atropurpurea' is finally getting established enough to get tall and lots of blooms. It is supposed to repel bugs, and is sometimes called Bugbane, but it really has a very nice fragrance. The foliage is a purplish color.
Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day the 15th of every month. Visit her to join in or see other blooms around the world.