September Splendor in Sunshine for Six on Saturday

Hello! Welcome to my blog! “What’s been happening in the garden?” you ask? Well that is a great question! 🙂 I’m delighted to report that the garden is looking really well, if I do say so myself. I’m going to sum it up with picking six items to tell you about as I join the Propagator’s meme ‘Six on Saturday’. Feel free to have a look and see what others have picked for their six!

Two pears in tree

1 – We’re going to start with pears. My pear tree has good years and bad years. This year we have two pears. I’m looking at it that at least we have two!

Eustacia Vye rose in September

2 – While I love roses and have quite a few, this one is my favorite at the moment. It is a David Austin rose called Eustacia Vye and while it is pink, it has soft peach undertones. Of course it also has a lovely scent. There is a cluster of roses, which is what I’ve tried to capture here.

Delphinium collage

3 – Delphinium. This delphinium is something I’m quite proud of as I grew it from seed. Of all the plants that I grew from seed this year, I had the least success with the delphinium. I did get two seeds to germinate, though, and had two flowering plants. This is the second one and the biggest by quite a long shot. They are both just in pots, as I wasn’t sure they were going to really make it the whole season! But since they have, in the next couple of weeks I will find a sheltered spot to plant them in, since it is quite windy where we live. I think their color is a lovely addition to the garden.

Vase with black calla lilies

4 – Black calla lilies. I’m currently a bit obsessed with black (or dark purple) flowers. These calla lilies are so pretty. The arrangement in the vase is actually what is left from what was a much bigger arrangement. These guys, bar the roses, lasted quite a while! This arrangement has Himalayan honeysuckle, black calla lilies, cream and pink roses, and Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia).

Asters and view of pumpkins

5 – Asters! I think the pink asters are a perfect contrast to the typical fall colors you’ll find in the garden. If you look closely at the ornamental grass, you will see that I have French braided the grass to keep it from hiding the asters. I think it came out quite well!

The front and back view of the pumpkin arch with squash and pumpkins

6 – The pumpkin arch! Wow, we’re just about there with almost all of the pumpkins turning orange! I’ve taken a picture of the front and back view, lining up a lot of the squash and a few of the pumpkins up front. I am really happy with how it turned out. Aiming to get those pumpkins higher next year! 🙂

Pumpkin arch with apples and flowers

We’ve had some beautiful weather in September. It is so invigorating to have sunny days with a blue sky! It is also nice to have everything in the garden come together. It’s been such a pleasure to work in the garden, as there has always been something in bloom or coming into bloom. Lucky me!

I hope September has been good to you, too.

In Peace,
Dana

3 thoughts on “September Splendor in Sunshine for Six on Saturday

  1. September Splendor in Sunshine for Six on Saturday

    On Saturday, September 25, 2021, Mom in the Garden wrote:

    > Mominthegarden posted: ” Hello! Welcome to my blog! “What’s been happening > in the garden?” you ask? Well that is a great question! 🙂 I’m delighted > to report that the garden is looking really well, if I do say so myself. > I’m going to sum it up with picking six items to tell you” >

  2. Oh, I’m very envious of your pumpkins, such wonderful plants. We try to grow for eating – no nicer soup! – rather than for decoration.

    • Hi Paddy, I would usually grow the smaller variety for cooking with, too (we love pumpkin bread, but I agree, fresh soup is delicious, too). But I couldn’t source them last year. This is my first time growing the ‘Halloween’ type. If nothing else they do add some nice color in the garden! 🙂

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