Monday, September 15, 2014

What's Blooming This Month? September 2014

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!


  1. I am hundreds of miles from you, in the Binghamton, NY area. As soon as I read the words "crepe myrtle" I almost started to cry. If only I could bring hardy crepe myrtles and camellias to upstate New York...but we have a lot still blooming. Sedums. Mums. Asters. Cultivated goldenrod. Dahlias. And lots and lots of annuals. Alana

    1. Hi Alana - I know what you mean about wanting to grow something that just won't survive! But like you said, you still have a lot of other lovelies blooming to enjoy. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Oh my! Those shots of your September blooms are gorgeous. The Liriope has to be my favorite among the bunch. Anyway, garden plants and blooms all around the country are loving the Indian Summer. Thank you for sharing another great post! Happy gardening!

    Bethel Woodard @ Sollecito


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