|Clematis terniflora, 'Sweet Autumn Clematis'|
The sweet autumn clematis makes a strong statement in my fall garden. It grows on the trellis at the back of the rose-bed and fills the cottage garden with its fragrance.
Roses continue to bloom both in the cottage garden and in the border along the kitchen-garden fence.
|Rosa, 'Pink Knockout'|
I never did find out the name of this yellow one.
My favorite is the famous peace rose bush, a tea rose with beautiful cream-pink color and exquisite perfume.
The cottage garden is looking somewhat overgrown. The echinacea, purple cone flowers, have gone to seed, but cleome is still blooming.
|Cleome, spider plant, self-seeded all over the garden and continues to bloom.|
|Echinacea, Purple cone flower, with aster yellows.|
The disease is caused by the aster yellows phytoplasma, a bacterium-like organism that is spread by insects. It is imperative to remove infected plants, so H.H. dutifully dug out all the problem ones and burned them.
I love plants with blue blossoms, and some of my autumn ones are spectacular at this time, especially blue mist shrub. It is a bee magnet.
|Caryopteris, Blue mist shrub|
Of course, at the end of summer black-eyed Susans come into their own.
|Rudbeckia hirta, Black-eyed Susan and Achilllea ptarmica, yarrow 'The Pearl'|
I've added a couple of new plants to my garden recently. Along the ugly pasture fence I placed tubs of perennial sunflowers. I need to plant them before winter comes and I need to think about a suitable spot, because I hear they can be aggressive, but the birds and bees love them.
|Helianthus microcephalus, Perennial sunflower|
I'm not sure how successfully I am disguising that ugly fence ...
I added a small flowerbed to anchor our new house-number sign. The sign was required by local law, and had to be a specific height, so many inches from the road, etc. I didn't like it, but H.H. saw it as another post on which to hang one of his birdhouses. After he put the birdhouse on the back of the sign, we placed a rock at the foot of the post. I chose a rock with a nice dent in it, suitable for planting sedum. I placed plants in pots around the rock.
We have since removed the grass to make a flower bed, planted the sedum and liriope, and mulched. I'll take a photograph of the finished project soon, and you'll see why I am so pleased with it. I'm not showing you the birdhouse because we don't want to publish our house number on this blog. There are four different sedums here; I love them all.
|Sedum spectabile, 'Brilliant'|
Here are a few more blooms this Bloom Day:
|Annuals in the driveway|
|Remnants of white blossoms on the goose-necked loosestrife|
|Hummingbird moth on phlox|
|Dragon-wing begonias, lamium and varigated grasses in the stone garden|
|The September kitchen garden|
Before I close, I must introduce you to my new gardening buddy. A fawn orphan is a frequent visitor. He (or she) comes to the pond to drink, is very inquisitive about my plants, but so far hasn't eaten any. He stays near me as I work, although he bounds away if I get too close.
|He's very inquisitive, but doesn't eat the herbs.|
|He poses for a picture while eating the fallen pears under the pear tree.|
Wishing all of you a beautiful, bountiful autumn, and a happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, with thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting my favorite meme.
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