Sunday, September 14, 2008

GBBD September 2008

How can it be the 15th already? But the calendar says it is and so Carol at May Dreams Gardens is hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day once again! To see blooms from near and far visit May Dreams Gardens and indulge yourself!
In Davis we’re enjoying a bit of a welcome cool down…although we’re being threatened with more heat to come soon. There are lots of blooms but I’m having trouble finding anything new and exciting…most of the bloomers are plants that just keep turning out the blooms through much of the year…abelia, society garlic, bush mallow, abutilon, lavenders among them. The only new bloomer is one giant liriope.
So although I’m thinking about the pending winding down of the summer garden it was fun to stop and see what is still in bloom and enjoy the perseverance of some of my stalwarts. So come on in past the solanum and let's see what we find...

Solanum jasminoides
Solanum rantonnetii
Glossy Abelia Edward Goucher
Lavender pinnata buchii
Plumbago capensis
Anisodontea Elegant Lady
Anisodontea Hibiscus Bits
Anisodontea Very Cranberry
Pink Pandorea
Star Jasmine
Annual vinca
Wax begonias
Shasta daisies~a few stragglers
Dwarf carnation Evermore
Blue marguerite
Nepeta Walkers Low
Society garlic
Salvia Friesland Pink
Salvia Mulberry Jam
Salvia Dancing Dolls
Salvia greggii
Salvia Caradonna
Salvia Blue Hill
Salvia May Night
Annual salvia Victoria Blue
Rosa Flower Girl
Rosa Berries and Cream
Rosa Demitasse
Giant Blue liriope
Abutilon Pink Parasol
Abutilon~unknown pink
Origanum Herrenhausen
Bat-faced cuphea
White four-o'clocks
Basil~various varieties
Gaura Siskiyou Pink


Anonymous said...

Wow, Leslie, that's a long list of stalwarts. Your garden is looking grand I'm sure. Thanks for posting about Bloom Day.~~Dee

Carol Michel said...

Sometimes we forget about those plants that just keep blooming all season and are drawn to the "one time wonders". But the others carry the garden through "thick and thin", or should we say "heat and wind".

Thanks for joining in for bloom day. Have a great day in your garden!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Anonymous said...

Your garden certainly has a lot of life in it yet! Nice.

Anonymous said...

The ones that just keep on giving all summer long need to be given more recognition in the garden. Great list of blooms & your photos were quite lovely.

Annie in Austin said...

Is that wisteria in the first photo, Leslie? Stalwart may have a different meaning in California! The Anisodontea/Cape mallows sound interesting, but a little too tender for NW Austin.

What is the secret to getting the blue potato vine to bloom? I planted two of them in 2007 and they just sit like lumps... not one flower.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Gail said...


You have a prodigious amount of bloom going on! It's true it easy to over look and take some plants for granted, have a great day!


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

The Wisteria would be enough for me, but you've got lots more besides. So what if most aren't new bloomers, your garden is still full of color.

growingagardenindavis said...

Hi Dee! It's good to stop and pay attention to things that start blending into the background~
Thanks, Carol, once again for you wonderful idea~it really brings the community together!
I'm glad you stopped by, NancyBond! We have a way to go before fall really hits but I can see it coming on the horizon.
You are so right, Perennialgardener! That's why Carol's idea of Bloom Day is such a good one~
Yes, Annie, that's the wisteria. As long as I cut the seed pods after the first spring bloom it continues to bloom pretty much all summer. I wish I could tell you the trick for the potato vine but I think it's just happy where it is getting very little water, sun most of the day, and cement patio surrounding the roots.
Hi Gail! Yes, this was a good month for me to stop and pay attention and quit taking things for granted!
Maybe not a lot of anything, MMD, but a little of many things. It was good to remind myself that there are things still blooming!

Eve said...

You have so much still growing. How beautiuful.

Ah, Wisteria..responsible for the worst case of Poison Ivy I ever had. I was trying to pull these lovely vines out of my woods, because they will choke anything that gets in their way. As pretty as they are, it is not a plant you want to get the upper hand. And for some reason, Poison Ivy loves to grow with them as a companion. At least in my woods.

Unknown said...

Nice photos. Come check out Watery Wednesday.

Robin Ripley said...

I mostly have the same things blooming here that bloom all the time too. I really must plan for some excitement next year.

Everything looks beautiful!

Robin Wedewer
National Gardening Examiner
(and chicken lover)

John said...

I just started looking a gardening blogs. I wish I started sooner..I'm having great fun..