The changes in the garden are evident. Summer is passing by. The local weatherman stated that September 1st was the beginning of meterological fall, what does that mean? I believe that we have the right to have it be summer until September 22nd the day of autumnal equinox. So I will not let summer go just yet! So fast is autumn approaching, while the last of the daylilies are just hanging on. This beauty is Visual Pleasure. It started to bloom mid July and just finished up a few days ago.
I couldn’t have daylilies without the great late bloomers. Such wonderful season extenders, although a bit of sadness is associated with them as when they bloom the gardener knows the end of summer is very near. It seems the color palette is more narrow with the late blooms, as it is perhaps with the most early bloomers. Yellow and oranges are certainly common, but we do have burst of other color to enjoy. The grass and trees are a lush green thanks to the recent heavy rains that managed to skirt this area all summer. I just wonder what the dry summer will mean for fall foliage colors.
One very nice late blooming daylily is Psalter & Harp, an orange one, but a very vivid color.
Another late bloomer is From My Lips.
The Holo Deck is bravely blooming. This is a rebloom scape on a wonderful daylily. It still has several buds and will most likely be in bloom after the end of summer.
Other fall blooming flowers are beginning to awaken. The sedum is beginning to blush with color and adds a nice touch to the late summer garden. The sedum is Autumn Joy, a very common one. Which reminds me I need to get to the garden center and look for other sedums that aren’t so common.
Asters add color, although this summer it was a real challenge to keep them watered. I did lose several due to the drought. The plant just dried up before it had a chance to bloom.
A few of the Zebra Mallows are blooming. It is a bright flower, but does tend to reseed where ever it pleases!
The mornings are much cooler, while the lake water remains warm. The resulting fog that lifts off the lake each morning has a beauty all its own.
While a rose or two will bloom to remind me that it is still summer, let’s get out in the garden and enjoy the last few days of summer.