Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day-a tardy entry

Ipomea-alba white moonflower-4 9-09 September 16, 2006 – and birthday wishes to my first-borne.  Yesterday was Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day; a monthly event originated by May Dreams Gardens when garden bloggers post whatever is blooming in their gardens for everyone else to see.  Travel and some computer issues (lost many photos including those of my peegee hydrangea) kept me from posting yesterday but  – better late than never – here’s what’s blooming in joene’s garden.

Moonflowers are in full glory.Ipomea-alba potted-2 9-09  I planted about six vines in a large pot, gave them 6-foot tall bamboo poles to climb, watered regularly, and wound the vines around each other to create the pot of moonflowers in the photo on the right.  Here the tender vines are safe from munching deer.


9-09 Anemone_editedAnemones begin blooming in August and continue till frost.

Butterfly bushes also bring late color.

butterfly bush-black night 9-09Stonecrop Sedum 'Maestro' 3 9-09Bees love sedum and late blooming coneflowers.echinacea 'green envy' second bloom-1 9-09  






morning glory-Heavenly Blue 9-09 morning glory-Grandpa Ott-2 9-09

Hummingbirds love morning glories.







cosmos 9-09 phlox-pink unknown variety 9-09 scabiosa comumbaria 'butterfly blue' - 2 9-09 Cosmos, phlox, scabiosa.


Ageratum, salvia, and tropical hibiscus.ageratum-2 9-09 salvia-victoria blue 9-09 tropical hybiscus-1 9-09

Other bloomers include Black-eyed Susan, many grasses and annuals, hydrangea, other phlox, a yellow daylily that’s putting out a second burst of color, garlic chives, bush beans, eggplant, cucumbers, and a volunteer sweet autumn clematis I rescued after two – perfectly centered in front of my front porch – plants succumbed to the jaws of some unknown underground creature.

4 comments for “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day-a tardy entry

  1. September 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm


    Better late than never! I’m still jealous of your morning glories, mine never seem to live up to my expectations.

    Happy Belated Bloom Day.

  2. September 17, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Great pictures of your blooms. I am a big fan of Japanese anemone and I love your pink. The moonflower looks wonderful in a pot. I never thought of that.

  3. joenesgarden
    September 17, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Thanks, Marie. This is the first year I tried the moonflowers in a pot, and it’s a practice I will continue.

  4. September 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    So many pretty flowers and wonderful pictures!! It certainly doesn’t seem like fall in your garden.

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