Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - September 2015

'Purple Dome' indeed, these New England asters seem to be peaking right now. I can't believe they grew from little tiny 2 inch plugs back in early Spring. They've grown into nice globular shapes and they're covered in purple daisy-like flowers. I've heard they have problems with powdery mildew - I treated them with neem oil and so far haven't seen any signs of it.

They're absolutely bursting! From the looks of it, there are plenty more waiting to open, so hopefully I have these wonderful purple blooms for weeks.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for September 2015! This might be the last of the flowers, but I'll definitely have some grasses blooming next month. My hardy pampas grass is already taller than I am!

new england asternew england aster

new england aster

Armeria maritima 'Dusseldorf Pride'
One last hoorah from the Armeria maritima 'Dusseldorf Pride'

purple late summer blooms
My collection of purple late-summer blooms: 'Purple Dome' aster, variegated liriope, 'Wee One' dwarf lavender, 'Little Night' salvia, and 'Little Spire' Russian sage

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