The Mid September Garden

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I popped in to work today to help Larry O. and Bill O. get ready for the day.  With multiple weddings and lack of significant rainfall yesterday, Bill and Larry had a full morning of tidying up wedding sites, checking water features and watering containers.  Shawn W. was in to clean up our water features.  I watered all the yard plants and thought I’d share a couple more photos from yesterday.  The September garden is spectacular with our annuals still hanging in there for the most part as the transition to late season perennials, grasses and fall color begins in earnest.  Above is the ‘Tardiva’ panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) with flowers fading from white to this classic pink.  This is an older, classic variety with huge flowers.  Enjoy the show below…

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‘Saratoga’ ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)  – woody tree (also informally called “fishtail ginkgo”)

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rich seasonal border featuring ‘Black Stockings’ elephant grass (Pennisetum hybrida) in the background

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‘Cool as a Cucumber’ plantain lily (Hosta) – perennial

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the pink flamingoes still “anchor” or pink-themed wall planting

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‘Silver Shimmers’ lungwort (Pulmonaria sp.) – perennial

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start of fall color on ‘Aconitifolium’ fullmoon maple (Acer japonicum) – woody tree

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‘Samurai Sword’ Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum) – perennial

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Easy Elegance® Champagne Wishes shrub rose (Rosa ‘BAIcham’) – woody shrub

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variegated giant reed (Arundo donax ‘Versicolor’) – not hardy

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seed heads are forming on Northern sea oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) – perennial grass

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fruiting structures of blackberry lily (Belamcanda chinensis) – perennial

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‘Sweet Tea’ foamy bells (xHeucherella) – perennial

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close-up of yellow fumitory (Corydalis lutea) – perennial (blooms for five months!)

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glossy foliage of ‘Black Scallop’ bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) – perennial

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devil’s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis) – perennial

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‘The Giant’ Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) – perennial

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‘Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hybrida) – perennial

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Quick Fire® panicled hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bulk’) showing flower transition to pink – woody shrub

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