I figure that the stuff blooming in my garden yesterday is still blooming today, so what the heck! Actually, the yard is amazing floriferous right now with the summer flowers transitioning to the autumn stars.
The perennial lobelias are in their glory in September and I have four different colors of them to lure the hummingbirds and bees.
The Ceratostigma is blooming—C. willmottianum and C. plumbaginoides both, a killer true blue alongside the golden foliaged plants and the silver of Blue Oat Grass. I expect them to bloom until first frost.
Tricyrtis (toad lily) is showing its stuff in the shady beds.
Echinops (globe thistle) and Helenium (sneezeweed) are still abuzz with bees and wasps—including the gorgeous, almost aqua tinted sand wasps. At this time of the year, the insects are as intriguing as the plants.
© Colleen Miko, 2011