The last few days have been perfect September weather - cool mornings and evenings, warm days and low humidity. The sunlight hits the garden differently this time of year - warmer, softer and somewhat more peaceful.
Here's what's blooming in my Long Island, NY garden this month:
Although the Rudbeckias (Black-eyed Susans) are starting to fade, their seed heads are a wonderful treat for the birds. In a few more days, the mums will be in full bloom, prolonging the show in this garden.
The panicle hydrangea is still in full bloom. I just love the fullness of this shrub, the delicacy of the flowers and its long season.
The Crape Myrtle finished flowering weeks ago, but the seed heads will remain and are quite attractive.
The Knockout Rose shrub is still blooming, with new buds appearing every day. It's a lovely compliment to the light green and pink of the neighboring Sedum.
Deep in the shade of my shade garden, these Toad Lilies are happy as can be.
The variegated Liriope is also in full bloom. I love the purple spikes standing tall over the green and white leaves.
And what would fall be without a few new container plantings?
That's what's blooming in my garden this month! What's in yours? I'd love to hear from you.
As always, thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. It's great to see what's blooming all over the country!