Sunday, October 16, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day


We are enjoying beautiful weather here this weekend, the beginning of fall color, the fireworks of Purple Muhly Grass, asters and sunflowers, and a sprinkling of nearly perfect late season roses. Later today we're off to the State Fair to see the garden exhibits and farm animals and eat carnival food.

A young Blackgum


Purple Muhly Grass with Mexican petunia and four o'clocks


Aromatic aster


Swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)




along with Azalea 'Autumn Amethyst' and Northern River Oats, with another young Blackgum in the background.


The petals of Clotilde Soupert are sheer like some beautiful cotton fabric.



I wish you could breathe in the fragrance ~ it's divine!


Just as the planet Venus is gaining ascendency in the fall, a brilliant jewel set low in the sky, the mum that shares her name also becomes a star in the October garden.



Thanks Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.


22 comments:

  1. I love the swamp sunflowers in your garden. This is a great time of year in this zone, to be sure!

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  2. What beautiful flowers... and I love that grass.

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  3. Lovely colors!
    Have a nice sunday!

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  4. Sweetbay, what a lovely cavalcade of blooms you have here. Love your aster!! Love everything really! Your Clotilde Soupert is showing her cool-weather pink. Mine isn't there yet. Still white. Thanks for all of these beautiful blooming photos!

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  5. Beautiful fall garden! Coltilde soupert is the epitome of the romantic rose! I also love the combination of the purple muhly grass with the four-o'clocks.

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  6. Your gardens are beautiful! Love those happy looking swamp sunflowers! And your roses are gorgeous!!!

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  7. I love autumn blooms the best. Those asters make me smile!

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  8. I love that purple muhly grass!! Actually, I love every picture! :o) One of my favorite things about your garden is how wild but natural it seems.

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  9. Gorgeous post..love that mix of the Muhly Grass with Four O'Clocks...that grass always amazed me when it blooms...love how it goes from totally nondescript to a thing of sheer beauty :-)

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  10. So many lovely blooms! It's certainly been a beautiful autumn this year. Happy Bloom Day, Sweetbay!

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  11. Dear Sweetbay, How lovely your world looks today and with the cooler weather what a delight it must be to be out in the garden and riding Prince. I have the same sweet mum as in your last photo but most of my blooms are over with exception to a few blooms of roses, goldenrod and rudbeckias.

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  12. I love them all! But I have to say, the Clotilde Soupert is a sweetheart of a rose. I am such a sucker for pale and pretty roses.

    Here, azaleas bloom in the early spring. So neat to see them now in your garden. Lovely! :)

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  13. Another gorgeous garden in October. The sunflowers are such a sunny burst of colour and so beautifully photographed. Lovely post.

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  14. Your rose is just dreamy. That delicate pink is so sweet.
    I have what I believe to be some kind of Helianthus in the woods along side our yard. It is so short...only about 12- 18 inches tall. I am still trying to make a good ID.
    Autumn Amethyst is gorgeous!!!

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  15. You have found the perfect balance of native and cultivated....
    The last couple of photographs of the Mum Venus are gorgeous...
    frost warnings for my gardens. I picked the last of the tomatoes.
    Sherry

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  16. All looks good as usual. I just did my first GBBD ever.

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  17. Sweetbay, This is a scrumptious post! Love 'Venus' and 'Clotild' ...gail

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  18. You still have so much color!! We're deffo heading for winter fast here. :) I love that Muhly grass!

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  19. Such beautiful profuse flowers in your vicinity, even the undercanopies are full of them. The prior posts are also very vividly colored and there's a lot of them. Wow! and the photos great. thanks.

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  20. Ah that pink tinged muhly.

    I planted some muhlenbergia rigens late summer. Doesn't have the pink colour but nice all the same and will never need watering.

    Helianthus is the truest yellow!

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  21. I long for a garden big enough that I could let Helianthus run anywhere it wanted to, but space is tight here, and I am afraid it would take over.

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