September Bloom Day offers an unexpected surprise in this long, hot, dry summer: lots of flowers all bloooming right on schedule. Thursday's rain passed us by again and much of the garden remains stressed, but these plants seem to be coping nicely.
The Hendrix Border (aka Purple Haze) is awash with Anemone japonica 'September Charm' (above) and an Aster (below) that remain nameless since I purchased it unlabeled.
Allium senescens 'Glaucum' and Sedum hybrida 'Matrona' (the next two images) complete the purple theme. Though these colors are all so soft I guess it's more of a lavender haze.
The Traffic Island garden in the street in front of our house continues its bright color scheme with Pelargoniums, newly planted Sedums, Agastache 'Tango', Coleus and a Geranium 'Rozanne' for contrast. These next pictures show what's happening in each of the four corners of that little garden surrounded by concrete curbing.
To see what other gardeners have blooming in their plots this September, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts this monthly bouquet.