What's Blooming in September: Blooming for me in September

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What's Blooming in September

By LarryR
September 15, 2011

This article is the second in a new series at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I'll highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged to show us what's blooming in your garden each month. There is also a monthly contest called "Name that Bloom." The first person to correctly identify the plant will have a photo of his/her choice published and featured the following month. Be sure to check out this month's mystery flower at the end of this article.

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Sep 14, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Perennial Hibiscus!! Dinner plate sized blooms, in their full glory. Also...Cone flowers, rudbeckia and mums.
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Sep 14, 2011 7:16 PM CST
Gorgeous hibiscus, Lee Anne! Thanks for sharing.

How about giving us a peek at the other flowers you mention?
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Sep 14, 2011 7:24 PM CST
I'll need to snap a few pics tomorrow. For now, here is on with Hibiscus, Coneflower and Helenium:
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and my Shirley poppies are still going strong, they come back faithfully every year so I consider them a perennial Big Grin
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 14, 2011 8:25 PM CST
This Cyclamen hederofolium is just starting to rebloom this fall. It already had a heavy bloom in the spring. You can see the seed pods from those bloom, they are spilling their seeds onto the ground.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 5:14 AM CST
My Hyacinth Bean Vines are still going strong. Next year I'm also going to plant the white HBV from seed someone has given me. Also blooming are 4 o'clocks, Datura, Russian Sage, two of the Butterfly Bushes are reblooming (yellow and bi-color), roses, Hardy Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon, Tennessee Asters, 'Henry Eilers' Rudbeckia. Gomphrena, Vinca, Cannas, Agastache, Celosia, Indian Pinks, Gaillardia, Sedums, of course, and other things I can't remember at the moment.

Looking good there, Lee Anne and Lynn.




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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Sep 15, 2011 10:38 AM CST
Great photos, all. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn, what interesting seed pods! I think they'd look great in dried arrangements or wreaths. I love cyclamen, almost as much for its leaves as for its flowers. I've tried growing cyclamen coum, which is supposed to be hardy into zone 4, in our zone 5a/b gardens but, alas, I've have had no success with it.

Tee, its great to see someone else growing 'Henry Eilers.'
Do you save the seeds from your Hyacinth Bean? I try to, but sometimes frost kills the vines before the seeds are ripe. The vine seems to be extremely frost-sensitive.
Your mention of the white-flowered variety reminds me that I need to order some for next spring. I'd like to grow the purple and white side by side so the flowers can intertwine.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 11:47 AM CST
Yes, I save seed from the HBV. I, too, am anxious to try the White Hyacinth Bean next year. I'd be happy to send you some of these white seeds. I can't yet vouch for them though since they were given to me. I can also send some of the purple HVB seeds any time a killing frost beats you to the seeds.

'Henry Eilers' is quickly becoming a fave. It preformed so admirably with no problems here in its first year. And it doesn't flop over like some of the other tall ones.

A recent photo. I'm harvesting seed pods as we speak.


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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 15, 2011 1:49 PM CST
I had one coum plant and it didn't make it. Hederofolium makes it through everything. I even have some of the florist cyclamen that have come through winter and summer drought for 3 years now.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 2:01 PM CST
Lynn, notice Larry mentioned using the pods in a wreath. Hmmmm ... a contest winner, maybe? Lovey dubby
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 15, 2011 2:24 PM CST
Wonder if I could some how make them stick to my wonderful wreath that Laura sent me. I planted it with different kinds of succulents and it is really filling in fast.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Sep 15, 2011 4:37 PM CST
Thanks for the generous offer, Tee. Our HBV started blooming earlier than usual this year, so I'm going to have plenty of mature seed pods. I would take just a couple of white seeds, but only if you have some to spare.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 4:40 PM CST
I have a few to spare. Please TreeMail your address.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Sep 15, 2011 4:40 PM CST
Someone mentioned wreath and contest. Oh, it was you, Tee. Those two words together get me excited. When? Where?
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 4:47 PM CST
Garden Art Forum. Becky and Vic's contest for September. There is still time to enter if you're quick.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 4:52 PM CST
Here's the link: The thread "GA CONTEST #3 - September: fall wreaths" in Garden Art forum
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Sep 15, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Many thanks, Tee!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2011 4:55 PM CST
Cyclamen hederofolium 'Alba' just starting to bloom, with many more buds to open as the weeks go by.
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Sep 16, 2011 8:15 PM CST
Thanks, Lynn. I'm so jealous!
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2011 8:16 PM CST
They don't grow for you Larry?

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