Thursday, 3 September 2009

What is happening in the garden?

September is happening in the garden..... Cannas peeking in the windows.....

Many Hummingbirds are enjoying the canna nectar\
What a joy to see these birds flittng about.
The cannas have taken over in some of the gardens
will have to be a little more picky with location next spring.
Flowering as well , Rose of sharon;

Black Knight butterfly bush;

Southern Hibiscus;

2 new purchases ; so excited about , I have been wanting a fringe tree;
These trees(Chionanthus virginicus), are supposed to be one of the finest spring bloomers . It is a small tree 15 to 20 feet in height and spread; a North American native, and as beautiful as it is, it remains uncommon in gardens. Fringe tree, is also called Old-man's beard. It blooms just after the dogwoods .
The snow white fringe tree flowers are produced in loose, terminal 6-inch long panicles that have the ethereal look of puffy white clouds.
Will it flower for me next spring?
I am also trying an azalea;Rhododendron mucronulatum is called the Snow Azalea because it frequently blooms at winter's end while snow is still upon the ground;hardy from zones 5B - 9A with a of height 5-8 feet.

It is native to Siberia, Mongolia, China, Korea & Japan, with showy light purple to rosy pink flowers in early to mid spring; leaves are deciduous (shed in autumn), but they turn yellow and bronze before falling.
Right now this azalea even has some buds on it!

Will this azalea flower now , I wonder?
Trying new plants is always a challenge......
Frosty morn sedum putting on a show, tho it is

looking a little sad; just planted , looking so floppy.
Autumn Joy sedum, with blue salvia and molina grass.

What fall garden would be complete with out a Mum?

This little guy survived thru last winter !


Rosanne said...

Things are looking good and you have some great speciman plants too!

Cher said...

I love the tree! Everything you have is so lovely and blooming their little hearts out! What a beautiful garden.

verobirdie said...

This hummingbird in the canna, that is such a pretty view! Thanks for this ray of joy.

Shady Gardener said...

Rosemary, Everything looks very healthy and happy at your place! You have a great green thumb. The hummingbirds seem to have pretty much vacated my yard for the moment. I'm glad you're seeing them. :-)

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What a variety of plants you have! I love sedums too - we have those here. The canna looks very striking!

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

There is four beautiful fringe trees near the St Larence Market in Toronto. Every year when they flower, I have to go admire them. Gorgeous. Lucky you to plant one, I am sure it will be beautiful.

Building Materials & Supplies said...

What a great garden, you must be pleased with your effotrs!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great photos, the hummers sure are busy right now getting ready to head south.

Kim and Victoria said...

Your garden is looking great! I love the cannas and the tree rose of sharon, we just bought our first.