what’s blooming (or not) in the Orchard Garden

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.

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Even the sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is only just starting to bloom now:

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I love its texture even when it’s not blooming though, and how it contrasts with the feathery grass beside it.

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