Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunny September Farewell

The last Sunday in September brought some much appreciated sunshine. Don't get me wrong- my sandy soil appreciates all the rain it can get but my spirit was in need of some light. Most of these pictures were captured on Sunday morning as the clouds were trying to clear out~ after lunch we had glorious sunshine!

I guess I haven't quite caught the hang of having distinct topics to my posts. The way I see it, winter will be here soon enough and their will be plenty of time to think about subjects. I want to revel in the wonders of the autumn garden until they're gone.

I believe these are the first blooms this year for Zephyranthes citrina. These are not heavy blooming rain lilies for me but the blooms always produce seeds that germinate readily if sown fresh.

More of the Vernonia lettermannii

And more of Viburnum bracteatum 'Emerald Luster'~ I really need to learn how best to propogate this one because it's a real winner.

This is a Spirea that was given to me marked 'Beryl Road'. It has been passed thru a couple of gardeners hands and I do know that it originated from NC State in one way or another. Either from the PAX Sale or the Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum annual plant grab. The arboretum in on Beryl Road. It blooms for me in Spring and again in Fall taking the Summer off.

My Rugosa rose that Sweetbay grew from seed.

This passalong pink Brugmansia has really bloomed its heart out this year. I walked by it one night last week and was treated to its wonderful fragrance that's not there in the daylight hours.

Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick' is still blooming even without deadheading from this lazy gardener.

A landscape shot of my newest bed. The building in the background is the back of my neighbor's house.

I love the foliage of Geranium sanguineum ~ which is a good thing since it hasn't bloomed alot for me.

A fully opened Georgia aster bloom~

Persicaria 'Firetail' blooming in the pot I brought it home in over a year ago(blushing).

Streptocarpus 'Falling Stars' is still blooming its little heart out while hidden under a swing on my deck for sun protection.

Can't remember the new name~ I know this as Gloxinia 'Evita'~ a new addition to the garden this year from a plant swap.

Salvia greggii 'California Sunset'~ just because I love it:)

I also caught some pretty cool butterfly pics but I'm saving those for Camera Critters since I haven't posted there in a couple of weeks.

Happy Fall Gardening!!! Bring on October:-)


  1. congrats on the contest silver medal!!

    I love the shots of the Stokes and Georgia Asters. :)

  2. Hello,

    I love your beautiful photos. I have grown Rain Lilies here in Arizona and love their delicate appearance. I have not seen that variety of Salvia greggii before. I love the color.

  3. Those are all gorgeous. I especially love that Emerald Luster. I'm not looking forward to the winter. :(

  4. So many lovely things are still blooming there in your garden! They are calling for a chance of a very early frost tonight, and I'm not ready! So many plants to bring in, and I have to work today and run errands too. Yikes! Someone needs to tell the weather it's way too early for frost.

  5. Lovely photo ... congrats on your silver win! I love your 'Emerald Luster'... it surely is a winner too! I will check that one out. Carol