September Surprises

Wow! The Summer is coming to a close…again. My September Surprises are a nice treat for those who love Gardening from all angles

Come walk with me.

September Surprises, Magic Touch & Her Gardens

The Harvest Moon arrived on Sept 8th. It was the last of the three Super Moons of 2014.

September Surprises, Magic Touch & Her Gardens

With the Winter we had our Gardens were a little off. This is the Crape Myrtle in September.

September Surprises, Magic Touch & Her Gardens

A Clematis Bloom? And such a gorgeous color. Purple is still my favorite…

September Surprises, Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Sometimes the “weeds” surprise you. This bucket full of  Nicotiana mutabilis ‘Marshmallow’ self-seeded. in the perfect spot. These plants love wet feet, and this bucket did the job…

SSeptember Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Closeup of the  Nicotiana mutabilis ‘Marshmallow’ flower. A favorite of Hummingbirds.

SSeptember Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

These berries are Honeysuckle. I love the color…

SSeptember Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

There are even Dinner-plate Hibiscus in bloom.

SSeptember Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

This was an amazing find. Blue-eyed Grass. Planted by the birds…Thank you. I found Blue-eyed Grass growing in my Garden right after Frank Sinatra passed. When I discovered what it was named, it brought a smile to my face…I have since bought flat after flat to plant, with no success. Fingers crossed it is here to stay. Blue-eyed Grass is a miniature Iris.

SSeptember Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Lavender in bloom.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Mixed Border Garden. Planted along the edge of the road. This is my first year planting Zinnias…

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Planting Zinnias proved to be rewarding. Not only do they add color, they are a Butterfly Magnet.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Indian Summer Rudbeckia did well this Summer. This Border Garden doubles as a Cutting Garden.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

The Petunias spill out towards the road.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

These Zinnias are in the Island Garden.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Turtlehead is a Host plant for the Baltimore Butterflies. Although I have never seen one, I hold out hope…Here is a link to an article about  Turtlehead Chelone glabra.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

This is what became of a Moss Purse I had sitting on the front steps. Japanese Painted Fern self-seeded, as the purse collapsed. It is my Woodland Fairy Garden…

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Purple Asters are in bloom…on schedule.

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Our Winter took its toll. This planter, which was fully exposed on the picnic table, survived. The Licorice Plant is not even hardy to here. And notice the Tennis Ball…Yup, that would be Chase…No matter what I am doing, the ball ends up in the picture…

September Surprise Magic Touch & Her Gardens

Here’s to the end of another growing season. Big plans for next Spring…Can’t wait…

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2 thoughts on “September Surprises

  1. Lovely photos Judy- I have a few of those garden “surprises” here as well. It was hard to keep up with the beds this summer 😦

    • I think we spent the better part of the Summer before we realized Winter was over. And then throw in how late everything was to arrive…You had a great year with your new project. Growing Butterflies. Isn’t it a wonderful process to witness. And you became a weigh station. Loved the Monarch release. 🙂

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