Here’s my very late in the day, just under the wire Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day post! I started it at 6:30 this morning (when it was technically too dark to take photos) and I was so close to finishing tonight that I just had to do it. I love reading all of the other posts, and while I don’t generally use the latin names, and some of my blooms may have been posted in months past, I find great satisfaction in participating. So… here we go!
Our zinnias are still unfolding. I couldn’t live without zinnias.
The volunteer snapdragon carries on.
The cosmos continue, and so do the canoes.
A pretty pink and white, very hardy chrysanthemum.
And one of the last roses of summer. I dug this rose bush out of the Harrington estate on Essex Street in Salem right before a bulldozer scraped the top ten inches of soil out of that yard about thirteen years ago. It blooms in June then comes back a bit in the fall. I moved part of it here from my garden on Forrester Street when we bought this house in 2002. I believe that the other half is still living down on Forrester St.
Of course there are chrysanthemums in a shade of rust. See what happens when you plant the hardy varieties rather than toss them?
The knockout roses forge on as well. You have to love them!
And while not “blooming”, our woods just below the garden are full of fall color!
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