What with the late spring and crazy September weather, my beautiful bugbane (purple-leafed plant on the left, below) is probably not going to get a chance to bloom this year, but the spirea shrubs and adding some lovely orange colour.
Even the sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is only just starting to bloom now:
I love its texture even when it’s not blooming though, and how it contrasts with the feathery grass beside it.
The annuals in containers have kept on blooming all through our crazy September! I’d plant them all again: osteospurmums, alllysum, brown-eyed susan, snapdragons, and petunias.
I’m so grateful the weather this past week-end wasn’t like September 8 in Calgary 4 years ago:
Instead, lots of things are still blooming and standing tall; but leaves are starting to turn. Here are a few close-ups:
left: first red bergenia leaf. right: cut sunflowers plus succulents which I will overwinter inside.
So much for this strip along the garage being a sophisticated “white garden” this year.