The month of September is filled with anticipation and antsiness for me because
the best weather of the year will soon be here...temps in the 80's and lower humidty! :-)
My September garden is colorful with a variety of plant blossoms. The masses of liriope border have bloomed to their little hearts content this summer, and it seems to me that 'big blue' is a more prolific bloomer. I can't forget the little yellow coreopsis in the background that also has bloomed well this summer.
And, what a sweet couple this combination makes. Soft white with a hint of pink...Seafoam, an antique variety is not letting the purple pentas outbloom it. They look pretty cozy there next to each other.
This plump little Bumble Bee is making sure he gets every last bit of nectar out of the center of this Mexican petunia.
The Swedish ivy planted in the ground has spread quickly this summer. I stuck a broken terracota plant at the base of it to look as though it is a potted plant that tipped over. Throwing out broken pots seems like a waste, so I was happy to "borrow" this idea from a photo I saw in a magazine.
Our orchids were slow to bloom this summer after having spent most of the winter indoors. But, now many are setting buds and gracing us with their flawless beauty. Backlit by the sun...it's all aglow!
It definitely is not a disappointment...as if any orchid ever could be.
This spray of orchid flowers look like butterflies fluttering around in the breeze.
The never-ending worldy conflict of light vs. darkness...in the garden there is no conflict...they graciously complement each other.
Soon the birds will be enjoying the special treat of Beautyberry. They do look like they'd be quite tasty.
Beach sunflower is so easy-going and undemanding, that sometimes I forget about it. It's located in the very back of the garden and is shielded from view on one side by larger plants. It quietly continues marching through open territory, covering bare ground...blooming its simple but pretty yellow flower all summer.
How interesting that the pink hydrangea flower has faded mostly to a creamy white. Still very pretty!
Texas sage is putting forth some new blooms. I love the grayish tone of the foliage on this undemanding plant.
A happy new gardening season to all my Florida gardening friends!