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Ranters in bloom

Bloom

As far as I can tell, all of our gardens still look pretty terrific. (It’s perfectly acceptable to brag on Bloom Day, right?)

Micheleclem

I’m very jealous of Michele’s magnificent sweet autumn clematis; mine was smothered by the pond guy. Check out her trampoline! She has much more, including dahlias, sweetpeas (more jealousy), helenium, and phlox.

Susanshrub_3

Susan has tons of stuff in bloom, including some beautiful flowering shrubs. This is caryopteris. (Actually I’ve seen this called both a shrub and a perennial.) Check out her blog for more.

Elizoverhead

Finally, I chose an overhead shot (I get great ones from my husband’s study) of my patio garden, because this looks much better than it usually does at this time of year. I know it’s hard to discern them, but there is rudbeckia hirta Herbstonne, hydrangea macrophylla “Forever Pink,” heliopsis, a few other perennials, and a bunch of annuals. I have a close-up of one of the more unusual annuals over on my blog

Posted by on September 15, 2007 at 8:55 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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6 responses to “Ranters in bloom”

  1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I knew it couldn’t be the Joyce event because that’s in June.

  2. eliz says:

    Bloom Day was started by Carol of May Dreams Garden. It’s got nothing to do with the Joyce event.

  3. I know what Bloomsday is but have never heard of Bloom Day. Who called it? Do you have a link for the ignorant among us?

  4. layanee says:

    That arbor is Sweeeet! Nice plan view photo!

  5. Carol says:

    Those are some wonderful blooms. I wish I had a way to get a bird’s eye view of my garden, without resorting to climbing up on the roof.

    Thanks for joining in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day again!

    Carol at May Dreams Gardens

  6. I love the patio garden. The picture is taken from a nice perspective.