Friday, September 10, 2010

Around The Garden

Pretty soon there won't be much to see around the garden except for sticks and mulch!

Heliopsis Lemon Queen

Boltonia Pink Beauty

Boltonia Nana is a light blue and blooms most of the summer (much shorter than the other Boltonias)

Phlox Miracle Grace (this phlox bloomed in the container for two weeks before I planted it)


Laura and Franz Schubert Phlox (still blooming if you deadhead)

 Plumbago and Marigolds planted when Becky Shastas were cut down

Cinco de Mayo has bloomed very little this summer, eaten alive by earwigs and japanese beetles,  happy to see it back for a grand finale!


One lonely Becky Shasta has come back

Mango Hibiscus (getting much deeper as the weather cools)




 Coleus Redhead

The above coleus is not mine but a planting at my local nursery.  I will definitely be looking for this one next year.

Coming Fall Containers (I'm working on them)

Have a great weekend!

35 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear Eileen, What can I say? Your garden seems to continue with colour and interest long after most others have given up [usually at the end of August!!]. I shall be most intrigued to see what you decide for your containers.

LC said...

Lovely photos today Eileen... it surely feels like autumn.... I have this sense that I need to start moving succulents and other plants that I hope to save to the greenhouse or I may be caught off guard again. I really hope that there isn't an early frost... I have eight large brugsmansias with a massive show waiting in the wings. My huge sweet autumn clematis is loaded with buds for the first time as well... can't wait! L

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Edith,

I have some fall blooming plants, but I don't have a lot of room for all that I would like. The nurseries are slow around here getting their fall stock. I think they became worried with the intense heat we had. It's going to be cool next week so it will help as far as clean up chores.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Larry,

It is cool enough here that I was able to start some clean up chores this morning. It seems like I have a lot to cut down, but I know you have so much more. I did bring in the succulents I have in Wisconsin, but I am not there to catch if there is a frost predicted. My Autumn Clematis has tons of buds also but not open yet.

My daughter's autumn clematis has been blooming all over her fence for over a week (I should take a photo - old speciman).

Eileen

Becca's Dirt said...

I'm a little envious that you are ready to plant your fall containers. Can't wait to see how pretty they'll be. What a stunning display of coleus. You still have quite a few things blooming.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Good morning Eileen. Your coleus looks so beautiful and add a fall color to your garden, unlike my own. I love that Mango Hibiscus. What a show stopper. The Lemon Heliopsis is lovely too. I am so dreading the end of summer blooms.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I will be looking for the red coleus too. Great post.

noel said...

aloha,

you have so many colorful blooms going on this week, i love the last photo with your fall container garden

thanks for sharing them with us. today i'm sharing an unusual orchid blooming from a friends yard.

PC said...

WOW what amazing blooms you still have - love that red coleous! I haven never grown that in the ground only pots - does it come back each year?
Thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho
http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Becca, I have had it with this summer and believe it or not it is turning cooler here.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, that coleus will be mine next year if I can find it. I have already begun cleanup in the garden.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Gardening In A Sandbox, I hope I find that coleus - maybe I should check back with the nursery.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Oh Noel, to be able to grow an orchid! I will drop by to take a look.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi PC,

I grow coleus in both pots and in the ground. It is an annual here but did really well this summer with all the heat and rain.

Eileen

Beth said...

Such a beautiful variety of blooms! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I can't wait to see your fall plantings!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I love the simple beauty of the Boltonia Nana and that red Coleus is amazing!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Beth, I am working on the fall plantings. I am having a little trouble finding pansies in the nurseries, lots of mums though.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Jennifer,

I am going to look for the Redhead Coleus next year.

Eileen

Shirley said...

Such vibrant colour in your Hibiscus! Your phlox looks great too. Mine look pathetic now but we've been quite cool all summer so that doesn't bode well for them.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Eileen girl ! here I am in the dark of early morning blog hopping : )
You have lots of beauties in your garden still blooming : )
My heliopsis gives me so much trouble with those nasty aphids .. the last one I will be pulling out is "Summer Night" .. I hate to but they are magnets for aphids here some how.
I see your gorgeous Autumn goodies ready to be tucked in !! can't wait to see them smiling soon : )

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Shirley, thanks for visiting. I love what you are doing on your blog visiting all of those beautiful homes.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Joy, my heliopsis is along a pathway which is not a good placement because of the bees! I think I am going to have to tie it back next year so we can walk by without disturbing the bees.

Eileen

garden girl said...

Looking good there Eileen!

Looks like your fall containers will be lovely.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Hi Garden Girl, I am really trying to get them done so that I can enjoy them for a while before everything turns frosty.

Eileen

chubskulit said...

I so love that coleos.

Dahlia

Cher' Shots said...

Oh what beautiful flowers you show. Fall is fast approaching but it only makes spring all that much more appealing.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Cher Shots for visiting.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Cher Shots for visiting.

Eileen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks Chubskilulit for visiting.

Eileen

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly beautiful. I love the red coleus.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Thanks for visiting Sandy, I am going to look for that Redhead Coleus next year.

Eileen

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

That coleus display is very neat - I can see why you like it. There is definitely something to be said for mass plantings. I may have to try something similar next year!

Tootsie said...

wow.wow wow! your photos are just gorgeous!!! great post! thanks for linking in...I always love visiting to see what you have!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Tootsie, I am having fun doing the fall things, this summer was such a heatwave. I am loving what you are doing with your new saw!

Eileen

Bonnie said...

Your coleus did much better than mine this year! Mine didn't seem to grow at all. Do you ever pot it up for the winter so you can enjoy it during the short, cold days? I have done that in the past, I might try it again this year.