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Thursday, August 27, 2009

What's in bloom today?

So what's blooming in the garden today? Well, the biggest bloom by far is this one. What is it? It's a pumpkin and it's about to take over all of South Huntington!

Yellow is the predominant color in the late summer garden. The Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' is just covered with bright yellow blooms today. If I have the time later, I will get tidy it up and remove one or two of the sunburned leaves.

People pooh-pooh the black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) plants but nothing beats them at this time of year. They've been blooming for at least 5 or 6 weeks now and show no sign of slowing down.

The solid green Liriope has sent up it's lavender colored spikes. I really like this plant as an edge to the garden bed.

Finally, not a bloom but how can you not fall in love with the amazing colors on the Coleus. The annuals are really starting to shine, it makes me wish I had planted more of them.

Off to do some weeding and take more photos.

Melanie

3 comments:

mothernaturesgarden said...

I love the large leaves of the Ligularia. It is great in my garden for contrast. It seems I frequently buy small leaf plants.
Donna

Patsi's 'Garden Endeavors' said...

I think black-eyed susans are a must have for the garden.
Love the pretty pumpkin flower.

Teresa said...

Your flowers look so healthy. They are beautiful. I enjoyed reading your post.