Hello there, gardening friends, I’m go glad you’re joining me today for a little virtual garden tour of my Flower Gardens in September. We got some rain last week and the temps have cooled off a bit, so parts of the gardens are looking good again. It’s amazing what rain can do for a garden. I’m telling you, watering from the hose is just not the same as a good soaking rain. Anyway, come along and let’s get this show started.
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In my last garden tour post, End of Summer Butterflies and Blooms, we ventured out to the front corner of our yard to visit my flower bed there. Since then, my old whiskey barrel planter has taken off. I really have not liked this planter at all this summer until now. The calibrachoa are finally draping over the side of the barrel like they are supposed to.
In that same flower bed, are these lovely Asters. I started these from seed and the plants weren’t that great looking so I just plopped them all in together. They turned out looking gorgeous.
Back over to the front of the house in the foundation garden bed, is an obelisk covered with Black-eyed Susan Vine that I also started from seed. It too is finally taking off.
And, my lovely window box. Simply adding shutters and this window box to the front of the house has added so much curb appeal and character to our little rambler (that’s Minnesotan for ranch style house). Some day when I get the foundation bed landscaping just right I will have to show some before and after photos. In the meantime, here is my window box full of supertunias, trailing verbena, marguerite daisies, calibrachoa and a few other specialty annuals.
Here’s a little grouping of Autumn Joy Sedum, Lemondrop Marigolds and Geranium in the flower bed that runs along the driveway. If you haven’t seen the makeover on this area, check it out when you’re done with today’s tour. It’s pretty awesome.
Now on the other side of the driveway is a row of tall Arborvitaes. Just behind those trees is an ugly chain link fence that is covered with all sorts of vines (an unknown clematis; trumpet vine that never blooms; awful, invasive Virginia creeper and a Sweet Autumn Clematis). It’s the craziest mess, but it’s not all that visible, so I sort of ignore it. Oh, I do love Sweet Autumn Clematis though and some day I’ll get around to moving some of it to the back fence where it’s more visible.
On our way to the backyard, we pass this Pee Gee Hydrangea. I love the mauve color it turns in late summer.
I’ve had great luck with Coleus this year. I started some seeds indoors in March or April and it has done very well. The Coleus and Caladium have just gone wild in my wheelbarrow planter.
I’ve shown this mound of impatiens before, but the mound just keeps growing.
Here’s what it looked liked in June. Yep, you can’t even tell there’s a tipped pot under the mound of impatiens now. It’s actually kind of funny.
If you don’t have Tall Garden Phlox in your flower garden, just go get some and plant it this fall. Just when you think it’s done blooming, it will start blooming again. As with most flowers, it does help to deadhead the spent flower heads to keep it blooming. I believe this White Eye Flame Phlox is on it’s third round of blooms. Plus, phlox smell so good.
I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of my Flower Gardens in September. How are your gardens fairing now that summer is almost over? In case you missed it, Readers’ Garden Tour, has been a huge hit.
Over the next few weeks, I will share how to transition your gardens into fall, so stay tuned. I still have a few projects on my list that I would like to accomplish yet this season. Do you have some fall gardening projects you want to get done before the cold sets in? I think this will help you get organized and on track.
Thanks so much for stopping by Gingham Gardens! Feel free to hang around the gardens for awhile. Before you purchase potted mums for fall decor, be sure to check out this post. Do you like adding whimsy to your gardens in the fall? If so, check out the post, Fall Outdoor Decor Ideas. I love hearing from you, so if you have any questions or comments, feel free to fill out the comment form at the end of the page.
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