Sunday, September 14, 2008

MID~SEPTEMBER GARDEN 'WONDERS' ...

"The great wonder, in gardening,
is that so many plants live."
~ Christopher LLoyd
~ A few lovely September faces

19 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Beauty, beauty, beauty!!!! If you knew me, you would know that is a huge compliment!!!! And it is!

Jen

perennialgardener said...

Fantastic photography! I love all the faces of the Hydrangea. :)

Heather said...

Love the quill petaled black eyed susans, what type are they?
Heather BT (from EG)

nancybond said...

Your September blooms are spectacular!

joey said...

Oh Jen, you're a dear! Big thanks. The September garden makes me a bit sad ;( ... hard to say goodbye to good friends that have been hangin' around for many years.

Thanks P.G. ... I love hydrangeas as you might have guessed. They give their all, beautiful from beginning to end.

Hi dear Heather. The long leggy fella' is Henry Eilers Strap Petal Black Eyed Susan ... (Rudbeckia
'Henry Eilers'). He's WAY TALLER than last season and very happy (until he gets a back row seat in the garden where his long legs will come in handy, peeking over the crowd). Hugs

Thanks Nancy but I fear they won't be spectacular for long. I'll be out tomorrow (after this drenching rain) with a heavy hand ;)

beckie said...

The hydrangea is beautiful, Joey. I love the pinks, they are soft and delicate looking with subtle shadings. Ahhhh... What is the orange flower in your fist group? While all are beautiful, that one really is vibrant. Did you get as much rain as we did? 5" today!

artistsgarden said...

Lovely blooms for September - still so colourful. Hydrangeas are lovely shrubs - they age so gracefully,
Karen

Rose said...

I love that quote from Christopher Lloyd--I often think that myself when I look at my garden:)
Lovely September blooms; even though everyone is talking about fall, we have to remember it's still actually summer! Seeing the bees on your flowers reminds us that winter is still a long time away:)
There is nothing quite so pretty, though, as flowers in the rain, as in your last post. Looks like those of us in the Midwest are getting the "good side" of Hurrican Ike.

Carol said...

Those are nice blooms. Sure, we can count this as a bloom day post!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

joey said...

Thanks, Beckie. Indeed we did ...a deluge and flood warnings. The vibrant orange is a gerbera daisy. I plant very few annuals but gerberas do well in my border (I use them inside as arrangements then plant them outside).

Hi Karen. I agree, hydrangeas are stunning shrubs, lovely from start to finish.

joey said...

Indeed blessed by Hurricane Ike, Rose, although a few schools closed and roads flooded, no major damage or power outages. I enjoyed photographing the garden from INSIDE since it was raining too hard to go out.

Thanks Carol. Yea!

Anna said...

I can't ever have enough hydrangeas. I like them dried and remaining on the plant long after the blooms have spent. I have even spray painted them for my winter arrangements. Both collages are beautiful.

Our weather is so much cooler this week and I'm looking forward to sitting on my swings. I fertilized my flowers to extend their life a bit longer. The containers have been emptied and the pansies planted. I like to get them in them in so the roots get established.

Amy said...

I love your quote. So many lovely photos!

garden girl said...

Hi Joey,
Your collages are gorgeous! Such beautiful photography of beautiful blooms.

marmee said...

hey joey,
as always your photoge' is wonderful. so many beautiful things in nature, you could never run out of things to shoot.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love that quote, it applies so well to my garden. Is that fruit thingy Jack in the Pulpit? We have a lot of the same things blooming, the Japanese Anemone, Rose of Sharon, Sedums. Are Hydrangeas that change color great?

joey said...

I too love dried hydrangeas, Anna. From beginning to end, their beauty seems to last forever (wish I knew their secret). Loved your fence post ;)

Thanks Amy ... have a wonderful trip!

Big thanks G.G. ... collages show variety in a small space, why I like them.

Hi Marmee ... you are most kind. It's true, I would love to sleep with my camera and photograph my vivid dreams ;) so enjoyed your retreat photos.

Indeed it is Jack in the Pulpit, mr.mcgregor's daughter ... their vibrant red really shouts this time of year like so many plants colorfully saying goodbye.

HappyMouffetard said...

Gorgeous photos and I love the portfolio of Hydrangea images.

joey said...

Welcome happymouffetard and thank you. I popped over for a visit to your stunning garden ~ most impressed!