Thursday, September 15, 2011

September flowers

There are some bad things about September. The light, for one thing: after a summer of shutting in the chickens just before I go to bed (so that's 10pm ish), we're now down to just-after-supper (around 7.30 or so). That's the end of evening gardening, then.

But there are good things about September, too. I adore autumn; it's my favourite season after spring. I love the anticipation as the trees begin turning ahead of next month's pyrotechnic display. And even the slight nip in the air is refreshing without - yet - carrying a tang of anxiety about frost.

But most of all I love that my garden comes back to life after the exhaustion of August. So much is in second bloom, and even the soldiers who have been marching on in stalwart fashion right through since June seem to perk up a bit and put an extra spring in their step.

So for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, hosted as ever by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, here are some of the many, many flowers putting a smile on my face whenever I go in the garden at the moment.


CommonWeeder said...

I love your bloom day slide show - especially Grandma's rose.

dorothy said...

Oh you do have so many pretty flowers in bloom! I'm waiting for my garden to come back to life after the relentless summer. I especially love your fuchias!

TheGardeningBlog said...

Your blooms are gorgeous, I especially like the fushias - lovelty colours!
Happy GBBD :)

Artist's Garden said...

Yep - I think it is time fuchsias made a bit of a come back - invaluable in the late summer garden.

Wonderful pics - lovely to see so much colour, Autumn is my favourite time of year too.

Landscape Design By Lee said...

I loved your slide show and such beautiful blooms! Happy GBBD!

Birdwoman said...

So many beautiful flowers. It is impossible to pick a favorite - although if pressed I might choose grandma's rose.

The Constant Gardener said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments - seems my grandma roses are a hit! mustn't be so snooty about them, I'm getting dangerously fond of them.

And AG - yes let's bang the drum for fuchsias. Not so keen on the hardy ones, rather perversely, always look a bit mean-spirited to me somehow; but the half-hardy lovelies are just gorgeous.

Larry said...

I concur totally... Spring and Fall are the best and we feel blessed to live in a climate where they both are experienced in abundance! Larry

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