September 15, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

This caryopteris is the only one of several that is left. As much as I loved them, they simply were too big for the space and I found new homes for all but this one.
The old rose of sharon is still kicking out some blooms. This bud will open today.

We’ve had a gentle fall with mild temps and enough rain to almost make me forget that dry hot July.  …Until I look at the hydrangeas. The white domes along the picket fence in the lower garden are stunted and bear evidence of the stress they endured two months ago.  But they will probably survive the winter.  So will the nikkos and the endless summers.  On this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, it is the annuals that are propping up the garden, and, of course, Sweet Autumn Clematis.

Also blooming is the nameless pink anemone near the garage. The sun sheds anemone and bird house shadows.

A few Fragrant Angel echinacea are blooming in the Secret Garden.

It’s easy to forget about the New Dawn climbing rose but it is sending out canes through the lilacs and across the path in the Secret Garden. It’s time to prune!