Monday, September 14, 2015

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

Hi guys. I hope you're all doing well. 

You know those times when you need to fix something but you're not sure how? Especially when it's a garden project, you don't want strictly utilitarian. You want it to serve its purpose, yes, but also be aestetic, eye candy. Well, after letting a garden-related dilemma percolate in my head all summer, not to mention for the past several years, I finally figured it out. Thanks to my gifted and talented son, the project is well underway and I'll be showing you all photos when it's all done. Teaser: It's rusty!

But for now, the bloomers:  

I thought it was kind of sweet how this Actaea ramosa 'Atropurpurea' blossom
decided to cozy up to a stem of  Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lantern'

New to me this year is Tricyrtis ohsumiensis 'Lemon Twist'. Typically, I'm not a yellow flower
gardener and I bought it because of the spotted foliage but the flowers are sweet too.

I know I go on ad nauseum about the hardy Fuchsias but come on!
Tell me these aren't gorgeous.
Fuchsia 'Baby Ann'

Little 'Delta's Angelique' Fuchsia is blooming its head off.
The flowers are about two inches long. So cute.

Diascia integerrimus and 'Jolly Bee' Geranium look cute together.

This is the gorgeous Begonia fuschianoides that my gal pal
Mindy Northrop gave me. Another prolific bloomer!

Thank you, Mindy!

The fall-blooming Japanese Anemones have just started.
This one is Anemone japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'

I was pleased to see the Wine Cups make an encore presentation.
Callirhoe involucrata

Dahlia 'Fatima' one of my new favorites!

Allium spirale or Allium senescens var. 'Glaucum' ... I'm not sure which
but it hardly matters. The bees are happy and that's what matters.

Cyclamen hederafolium are blooming all over the place.

Shhh... someone is sleeping.

The only way I can catch a hummingbird photo.

I hope your waning gardening days are happy and fulfilling. 


  1. Your visitors look very much at home in your garden. I had Begonia fuchsianoides in my old, shady (and well-watered) garden. How I miss it!

  2. About that eye candy: you have it in spades! And we're all on the edge of our seats, anticipating what you have up your rusty sleeve.

  3. I do love these blooms, Grace! Some of them are new for me. Pink is a queen in your garden!

  4. These are beautiful flowers. Sometimes autumn gardening is the best.

  5. I love the fuchsia plants, but especially the red one. Do you grow these in pots and do they like moist soil? My daughter gave one to me but I lost it, maybe let it dry out?

  6. Beautiful bloomers Grace. I look forward to seeing the rusty project being unveiled soon.

  7. Perhaps I need to move to the Pacific NW just so that I can have hardy fuschia in my garden. Swoon!

  8. I do wish fuschia were hardy here. They're just an expensive annual for us unless you have a greenhouse. Love the little frog. :o)

  9. Such beautiful'd think it was spring!


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