Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Broad Bloom Day View

It's the 15th day of the month and that means it's time to share blooms from the garden. I've decided to share a larger view of the garden this month.
This image was taken from the front entry sidewalk into the morning sun. This is a raised circular stone herb garden hidden by Ocimum × citriodorum-Lemon Basil, Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'karl foerster'- Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Cedrus atlantica-Blue Atlas Cedar, Echinacea purpurea seedheads in the foreground, Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' - Purple Dome Aster and Rosa -Flower Carpet Red Rose to the far right.
 A view of the same bed from the south looking north.
Prairie garden in front of my residence. A Silver Maple once stood where the tall grass is now, Panicum virgatum -Dallas Blues switchgrass and Panicum amarum- Dewey Blue switchgrass. The tall vegetation about to bloom is Helianthus maximiliani-Maximillian Sunflower which stands at about 8 foot. The bed is elevated as I added soil around the maple tree stump.
Near the stop sign Panicum virgatum -Dallas Blues switchgrass as background,
Helianthus maximiliani-Maximillian Sunflower in middleground, and Euphorbia marginata- Snow on the Mountain in the foreground.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Nasella 'Walkers Low', and Euphorbia marginata.
 Dallas Blues seedheads along with a seedhead from Indian Grass-Sorghastrum nitans and Agastache 'Blue Fortune'.
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31 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous!
    I don't care what anyone thinks--late summer/autumn are the most beautiful for gardens!

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  2. It looks like Autumn has arrived at your house. I especially like the early morning view. I used to have 'Snow on the Mountain.' I must try to get some started again.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. The euphorbia is so large now and is so common in the prairie here. Planted from seed.

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  3. Thanks Dee, I think I remember you having Dallas blues also.

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  4. Very nice. The grasses look so cool this time of year, don't they?

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    1. Yes they do. I think they may flop this year with all the rain.

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  5. I'm with Dee, love those grasses! gail

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  6. Your 'Dallas Blues' is gigantic...makes mine look even punier, by comparison! It's absolutely gorgeous, I can only hope mine will look that stunning someday :-)

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    1. Looking at your garden Scott I bet you want it to stay smaller.

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  7. Love the misty look with the light shining through the grasses! You've made a very good use of the spot where the tree was. Happy GBBD.

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  8. I bet the neighbors are "green " with envy! I enjoyed the post very much.

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    1. Thanks Randy, I bet things are really greening up in your neck of the woods.

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  9. I finally tore my Euphorbia out...and tore and tore because I had 8 or 10 specimens. I've got two varieties of the Helianthus also that I made the mistake of spreading around this Spring. Eight feet tall might be an understatement. I've never seen it taller. Now if it would just bloom....

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  10. Yes the Euphorbia may be a one hit wonder. The Helinanthus will bloom profusely.

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  11. You have a fabulous fall garden! I love all the grasses.

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    1. It just doesn't feel like fall. Haven't had that big cold front yet.

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    1. The rainfall really accelerated the growth this year. However they are beginning to flop.

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  13. I love to see wide views of gardens. Those grasses are just stunning and Snow in summer. I see it along the roadside abut never in anyones garden. It really is a worthy plant. Happy belated bloom day.

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    1. Jenny the Euphoriba works here with the stems buried in the grasses. However it would be a bean pole sitting alone. I experimenting with a lot of native "weeds" from ditchbanks and pastures. I've planted some Heath Asters that look like tumbleweeds now. And of course I tried Dock earlier in the year.

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  14. 'Dallas Blues' is a beauty--and so tall! I really like the contrast with the Euphorbia in front of it, too. A belated Happy Bloom Day!

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  15. First picture is outstanding Greggo.

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  16. Fabulous! There's no way I could pass that garden without stopping to gaze in wonder!

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  17. Catching p on some Bloom Day posts and yours just brightened my day! I always love visiting your gardens and your fall garden is spectacular. That Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Nasella 'Walkers Low', and Euphorbia marginata combination is a sure eye catcher. Happy Fall!

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  18. I think Panicum is fast becoming one of my favorite grasses, and yours are beautiful. Now I just need to determine what I will have to pull out to make room for one.

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