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Late Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in September

I have been soaked to the bone this past week and I know that August and September have been some of the wettest months so far in the Cape! So, I had little hope of Spring flowers. I have to admit that the “gardening joy bug” hasn’t hit me yet and with the beginning of Spring already gone, I had to muster up some strength to venture outside into the soggy garden with gumboots and umbrella! I was determined to add some colour to my day! And here it is! I was so surprized to see so much flowering and so much colour!

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in September 2013


[one_half]Dierama-Angels fishing road[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Wow! My first Louisiana Iris this year[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Have lots of Irises coming up![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Calendula – a favourite[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Pots of French Lavender[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Peas in the veggie patch[/one_half_last]

My azaleas looking gorgeous! This is my first attempt at growing a shade plant!

[one_half]Pretty Dierama[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Alyssum in the dry river bed[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Raised bed with re-seeded Sparaxis and Ixias[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My BIG flower from Lüneberg Germany[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Borage, feverfew & confetti bush[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sweet Tara wanting attention[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Jasmine in full bloom![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Bushes of Chrysanthemums[/one_half_last]

Peach tree blossoms – so late in coming! Where are all the bees?

[one_half]Blueberry & borage together in the Bee Patch[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Love the foliage here![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Borage that has come up on its own[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Confetti bush – so pretty![/one_half_last]

Tara is still wanting attention! In the background are the wild flowers.

Bulbine grows well anywhere – and a very useful plant if you have a cut, bun, or an insect bite! Artemesia Powis Castle in the background – this is an off cut from the mother plant.

[one_half]Yarrow trying hard to flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pretty Lupins[/one_half_last]

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in September! And if you haven’t joined yet and have some blooms you’d like to show off, please join in the fun of showcasing your blooms! We’d love to see what YOU have blooming in your garden right now!

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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

7 replies on “Late Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in September”

Does Tara really like to be around people? Chickens always seem so aloof to me. I had a duck as a kid and it followed me everywhere. But chickens always remind me of cats. You take it on their terms.

Hi Donna – oh no! Our chickens are family! They follow me around the garden, they come when called and at the end of the day Tara jumps on the table and wants a snuggle! They are amazing!! Would never swop them as pets for anything! AND we get eggs and natural fertilizer!

You have a lot of color! Love that sweet little sparaxis, but I am intrigued with the angels fishing rod! What a beautiful flower, and such a cute name. I bet that jasmine smells wonderful, too! Hope the rains let up just a bit so you can appreciate all the blooms!

Thank you !! The Angels Fishing Rods are so so pretty. I planted them this year so hopefully in time there will be a huge bush of them. I have seen it on the web and this delighted me!!

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