Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

September 15, 2014 and it’s pouring rain outside in my zone 7b rain forest garden. Honestly, despite being a rain forest, we need the rain. This year looks a lot like last. We had a cool August. I went to work most days in long sleeves, and stayed in long sleeves all day. But come September the heat turned up and rain dried up.

Still, a few things remain in bloom. The dahlias are giving a great show late into the season.

Firepot Dahlia

Firepot Dahlia

The marigolds at the NC Arboretum look amazing, as does my granddaughter, Miss Priss.

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Marigolds in the Quilt Garden at Arboretum

This pretty little morning glory says hello each morning. (Wish I could remember the name. But, I do know the grower, if anyone just has to know!)


Variegated Morning Glory

My new favorite, Henry Eilers. Love the way it peeks out at you.

Rudebeckia Henry Eilers

Rudebeckia Henry Eilers

Coreopsis ‘Enchanted Eve’ is still blooming like mad, and looks great in my containers. It stays 12″ tall, so perfect for fall containers. Part of the Little Bang series. Lots of fun.

Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve'

Coreopsis ‘Enchanted Eve’

Our hydrangeas at the store still look incredible–here’s the hilltop view (BB Barns Garden Center, Asheville, NC).

Hilltop view of Hydrangeas

Hilltop view of Hydrangeas at store

Hibiscus is still flowering next to my picket fence. This is Midnight Marvel.

Midnight Marvle

Midnight Marvel

Toad Lilies!!

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This digiplexis is just too dang pretty for words. It is in my employer’s garden and I will have it next year or die for want, even though it is an annual for us (zone 8 plant).

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And finally, Erica does our grounds at work. I couldn’t resist this last shot of fall on the way. The solidago, grass, and mums reminding me that despite the heat, fall is coming.

Fall is coming.

Fall is coming.

So what’s blooming in your garden? Get out the camera and show me, or participate in the Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day done through