Friday, September 18, 2015

Late Bloomers

For many years I gave up the garden after July, seemed like everything had bloomed within a month's time.

I have worked for the past several years to change that with blooms in the spring, summer, fall and even winter color.

Most clematis will rebloom if you cut it down after its normal bloom time.  This is Comtesse de Bouchaud cut down two-thirds.  The blooms are not quite as big but adds color to the fall garden.

Multi-Blue Clematis is reblooming lightly with just the top stems cut back.

Bourbon Clematis was cut down to six inches after spring bloom.  I moved it last fall so it spent the summer getting nice and full for a more spectacular bloom next spring.  This is a Type II so will not be cut back again until it has bloomed.

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Pennisetum Piglet
This is a great little grass, very graceful but do not cut back in the fall or it may not come back the following spring.
Rudbeckia Subtomentosa with Miscanthus Udine
Rudbeckia Henry Eilers

Sedum Matrona
Matrona will turn a chocolate color after the weather cools.  This is a sedum that blooms very early, starting out a light pink.  Molinia Moorhexe grass comes up through the middle.
Pure Joy Sedum with Ceratostigma Plumbago
Autumn Fire Sedum
Dazzleberry Sedum
Anemone Robitissima Pink

Anemone Andrea Atkinson

Anemone Pamina

Just beginning to bloom

Lots left to bloom in the back border