Monday, September 17, 2012

Late Bloom Day September 2012

I was busy fighting the Quilters Mafia at Fabric Depot on Saturday, so I neglected to take any photos. This old woman totally tried to con her way in front of me in line and I was *this* close to hip checking her. The good news is that, after almost a year of trying to find living room curtains I like, I'm just going to make them myself. They'll look like this:

CB2 linen panels

I really wanted pinch pleats but you can't always get what you want and these should be fairly straight forward to sew. On to the flowers . . .

Sedums 'Autumn Joy' and 'Matrona'

Agastache 'Ava'

Zauschneria californica 'Wayne's Select'
Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

Penstemon centranthifolius 'Scarlet Bugler'

Salvia 'Black and Blue'

Marigold 'Day of the Dead Orange'

Agastache 'Blue Blazes'

Canna 'Durban'

Happy two days after bloom day, ya'll. Head over to May Dreams Gardens to see what everyone posted in a more timely manner than I. Thanks for hosting, Carol!


  1. I will give you all the cuttings/seedlings you want, if it would make what you're going through right now any better.

  2. That Agastache 'ava' is really interesting - very different from the A. foeniculum I grow. Nice Sedums. I just planted some 'Matronna' - my first plants from this group.

  3. That one is wonderful and the bees love it!

  4. that is just about the sweetest sentence on earth. seriously.

    ...and I really am lusting after that first agastache. none of my apricot agastaches sprouted this year. SAD.

  5. got some DRAMATIC lighting there! Your 'Ava' looks really got amazing structure this year (so rare for those mail-order plants in their first year)! Most of my mail-order Agastaches look like Jabba the Hut their first year.

  6. That's definitely how my Blue Blazes looks. It's really low to the ground. I've been trying to follow your lead and get out to photograph plants early in the morning. :)

  7. Worth the wait. The house color is the perfect background for that Canna.