Garden in Bloom: September 2008

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Fall Peony Foliage This month, I'm once again reminded of how maligned peonies are as a multi-season plant. Everyone loves peonies, but many dismiss them as a one-hit wonder. I couldn't disagree more. Their green foliage provides a lovely counterpoint to other flowers through the summer, and their fall colors are drop-dead gorgeous. Case in point, the peony foliage in the photo above. Isn't that pretty?

Hydrangea

Blooming in September were several hydrangeas, including this beautiful blue mystery that was here when I bought the house. It's huge and multi-crowned, so I'm going to divide it this fall and spread the hydrangea love.

Pee Gee Hydrangea

My treasured Pee Gee standard (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora') also bloomed. I have it on the covered patio with all the other white flowers.

Achillea Cerise Queen Yarrow

The achillea (Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen') that was blooming in July is still going. Maybe not "strong" -- but still flowering, which I think is impressive.

Agastache Tutti Frutti

The agastache impressed me too. This is the first year I've grown it and it just bloomed and bloomed and bloomed. I believe this one is a variety called "Tutti Frutti" (Agastache x 'Tutti Frutti' ).

Sunflowers

These sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), one of many all over the garden, were a special treat because I didn't plant them! They just popped up everywhere. I mean everywhere! But they're fun and the color is great this time of year.

How about you? Did anything impress you in your garden in September?

~Angela :-)

This post is a part of the September Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, sponsored each month by May Dreams Gardens.

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