Monday, September 17, 2012

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Today it's all about my Japanese Anemone or Windflowers.  We are having a lovely autumn day with a nice breeze and you can see why this plant is called Windflowers.  The blooms grow about 12 inches or more above the mounding foliage and they are swaying gently in the fall breeze.  I only have 4 varieties now but I'm always on the lookout for a new one.
 Queen Charlotte
 King Henry
 Max Vogel
 Honorine Jobert
 In my area they do well in shade or full sun. They can take over but are easy to controll.  Each large mound is made up of several small plants so they can be pulled out as needed.  Established plants can grow to 5 feet tall.
 I think there is beauty in every stage of this bloom.  The green center expands after the blooms are spent and eventually pops open full of fluffy seeds.
 The only drawback is that you need to be careful around them because the bees love them too!
Since all the gardens seem to be waning, this will be the last Bloomin' Tuesday post for this garden season. 
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Monday, September 10, 2012

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

 The best looking blooms this week are in the small garden that my
Granddaughters planted with seeds.

What is still bloomin' in your garden?
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Monday, September 03, 2012

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

We are back to our hot dry weather but it is supposed to rain tonight or tomorrow.  I took the girls to the Audubon Butterfly Festival where I took these butterfly pictures.

 Waiting for breakfast!
 My son bought me a Concord grape plant about 5 years ago.  It's had a few grapes on it every year.  This year it was full of grapes!  I took this pic last week and they weren't quite ready to harvest.
 I went to check on them this week and this is what I found!
Something was hungry!  Not a bunch left!  One of these years I might get to taste one.
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