Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – September 2013
There’s a distinct lack of blooms at the moment, this will hopefully change though once the Aster show is in full swing. So far this year only the Flat-topped Aster is blooming. Not to worry as there are far more Asters yet to come.
As well as the Rudbekias are doing, the Echinacea as always is poor. Tbh I’m amazed they’ve even come back as they never seem to for me. But the whites are barely 15cm tall, and the pink one – which I love btw – has only the one blooming stem. Hardly a show, is it?
The last of the Monkshood blooms provide a nice splash of purple on the upper tier, meanwhile the Sedum is rather lovely this year… Shame the other Sedum I have is pretty much dead. Both were swamped out early in the year – one by Sanguisorba, the other by Shasta Daisy. A loss, but it’s not too devastating, as they are the Sedums that look really horribly awful when they die back.
Speaking of dying plants… I’m undecided whether or not I think Echinops dies well. The plant itself looks awful, but its heads I think I concede, do look nice.