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. 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.
Butterfly bushes also bring late color.
Hummingbirds love morning glories.
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.