Hello! Welcome to my blog. We have had mild and sunny weather throughout September, and I am so thankful for that. I know that for me, when life gets chaotic, as September tends to, I need to spend more time outside in the garden. Spending time in the garden is good for the soul. 🙂 I don’t necessarily need to work in the garden, just spending time among the flowers and trees is good enough.
While there is a lot of color in the garden, the pots on the deck are providing a fabulous splash of color, too. There’s no excuse to not have flowers as they’ll grow anywhere!
The sunflowers that were planted in late May are in full bloom now, and brightening up another section of the garden. Lesson learned: stager your planting!
This week I was able to gather enough roses to have a sweet little bouquet. The good news is that rose season isn’t over yet! There are still lots of buds to bloom. I did see quite a few aphids, too, though. So I was glad to have inspected the flowers and discovered those pests – and I promptly squished them.
Dahlias are now (finally) in full flower production. What a treat! I really like the color combination I have at the moment: cream, a deep, dark red and pink. I’m still debating which color I should add to the mix next year!
I will be joining The Propagator’s Six on Saturday meme, because I find it a fun way to show you what’s happened this past week in the garden. I hope you enjoy the tour!
1 – September morning sunlight. The morning sunlight, the dew, the colors of pumpkins, marigolds, helenium and sunflowers, all makes for a very beautiful morning walk about the garden. Some mornings are more beautiful than others, but always it is worth taking the time to stroll about the garden and soak up the goodness. The changes are so subtle, like the changing color of the pumpkins, and it is fun to note them.
2 – David Austin Roses. Just a handful of roses is all it took to bring some beauty inside! They are fragrant, too. 🙂
3 – Container garden. These are most of my ‘blooming containers’ on our deck. The delphinium (blue ocean) has multiple stems that are all filled with flowers. The super tall delphinium (cobalt dreams) was one that I planted from seed last year. It is very tall, and is blooming up the stalk! Behind those are the Cafe au Lait dahlias. There are quite a few blooms on them, too, providing a great show. While it is great having color on the deck, I’m hoping to get some of these plants in the ground next season.
4 – Sungold Sunflower. These ‘fluffy’ sunflowers are super fun. I love their texture, and so do the bees and butterflies (at least this small tortoiseshell does). They are short which works really well in my windy garden – no staking necessary. Their stems are rather short, which makes it tricky to cut them for an arrangement, but I’ll settle for enjoying them in the garden!
5 & 6 – Dahlias Cafe au Lait, Coffee at Midnight, Tam Tam, and Maxi. As I’ve mentioned before, these plants were all eaten to the ground by something (unknown). It took them all summer to grow back and only now are they really producing flowers full steam. But boy was it worth the wait. They are so pretty! I especially like their different shapes and textures. I do plan on adding to my collection. 🙂
I’m delighted with the selection of blooms for September. The mild weather means that I’m able to enjoy being out in the garden, admiring the blooms! Which is your favorite? (I’m not sure I’d be able to pick just one.)
I especially like how you captured the morning light! I also enjoy how the light changes with the seasons. There is a definite chill in the air here I am now. Leaves are changing and before long there will be snow.
Thank you so much. I have to say that just in the past day or two, a little bit of the fall chill has arrived. You’re so right about the changing lighting, too. I think that January is the hardest time for me (especially for taking pictures) due to how low the sun is. Although morning is always my favorite lighting, I also take a lot of pictures at sunset. 🙂
How lovely. Those first photos taken in the morning light are simply stunning, the way the light echoes the autumnal glow of the flowers and pumpkins. And the photo of the butterfly and bee on the sunflower….gorgeous!
Thank you, Jane. There have been some magical moments in the garden! I’m delighted to have been able to capture some of them to share. 🙂
All such a beautiful celebration of the season, those morning photos in particular are stunning!
Thank you for your kind comment. My morning walkabout the garden is my favorite part of the day. Such a bonus to be able to capture some of it to share with everyone. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy! 🙂
You are welcome.
I love all the different colours. Your garden really is a happy place. And those pumpkins! They’re huge.
My goal a few years ago was to create color in the garden later in the season. I’m really happy with how that is going! And those big pumpkins, they were quite a pleasant surprise! 🙂
Interesting and beautiful post, as always. My best wishes.
Thank you, Cynthia. It’s easy when there is such a wonderful palette of flowers surrounding you! 🙂
That plus the talent.