There was a long wait for my spindle tree to produce these cunning fruits, so my judgement may be colored. That said, it’s my idea of a vignette. Be sure to check with Anna (Flutter and Hum) for hers and others’ vignettes.
I can’t bring myself to post more than three times a week, so I’m getting a jump on Bloom Day, sponsored by Carol (May Dreams Gardens). The Angel’s Trumpet is having a second blush of blooms. They always remind me of a Georgia O’Keefe painting.
These shy flowers would be lost in the shuffle earlier, but they are smart enough to save themselves for a time when they can shine.
And oh, the grasses! ‘Red Head’ is a new one, so it will get the star treatment and stand in for the growing number of grasses around here.
Asters by any other name keep the show going. I’m partial to the frothy white of this one.
This one comes in a close second.
The dahlias were disappointing this year, but ‘Groovy’ put on a pretty good show. This is what it looks like as it first opens…
and here it is fully opened.
Annuals keep putting out right up to first frost. The ones I started indoors are going to seed but the ones that came up outside on their own are looking pretty fresh.
Deadheading is the secret to keeping flowers coming. I’m letting a few things go to seed now.
I planted just a few nasturtium seeds at the edge of the raised beds. I love the way they filled in and spill over the edge into the grass. Who knows what November will bring. For now, the garden feels bounteous.
I love the look of Nasturtiums! Someday, I’ll have to try them again. That Brugmansia photo does remind me of a Georgia O’Keefe. Happy Vignette Day and Bloom Day!
Nasturtiums are easy-peasy and there are packets of the seeds everywhere in spring
That looks almost like a pea flower of sorts, Ricki. I need to look Spindle tree up – never heard of it before. I’m happy it finally bloomed for you – now I want to see more of it. It must be beautiful when covered in blooms…
These are actually the seed pods and fruits. The flowers are pretty insignificant. Peter often features one that is covered in these.I’m hoping mine will get there eventually.
I really need to add some more Asters into my garden…love those purples!
I’m just starting to appreciate them.
I love your nasturtiums. Something I haven’t been able to keep going. The Brugmansia is a soft, nice color.
I was pretty casual with the nasturtiums, having had less success with more serious efforts.
I love those purple Asters – my own are far less jubilant.
oh, so pretty Ricki – not just the blooms but your photography.
Wendy! Nice to see your voice popping up here. It’s been a while.
You’ve plenty still blooming Ricki – well worth making the effort for us all too see.
Things are winding down,but it’s fun to see what’s still hanging on.
Those are some very floriferous nasturtiums! Now I’m embarrassed by the few piddly flowers that mine put out.
I guess they liked the compost in the veggie beds.
Hooray for your spindle tree finally producing! Ain’t they swell?
They are! I’m celebrating!