Thursday, September 15, 2011

Out Now

When backlit by the sun, the infloresences of this Pennisetum 'hameln' planted next to
Daphne 'Carol Mackie' look like 4th of July fireworks.
To see more of what's out right now in the garden, click 'read more'

left: The bottle brush-like red-purple flowers of Sanguisorba tenuifolia stand above
this 5' tall plant.  right: The deep crimson seed heads of Angelica 'gigas' blend well
with the beige flowers of Miscanthus sinensis 'adagio.'

left: The pie-plate size flowers of Hibiscus 'fireball.'  right: The flowers of this large
Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon) set off the white of the pool house.

Pennisetum setaceum 'rubrum'

left: Sedum 'Vera Jameson' and Japanese Painted Ferns planted at the feet of a white
birch (Betula platyphylla 'whitespire').  right: The fragrant flower spikes of Actaea
simplex 'black negligee' with Colocasia esculenta 'black magic' and Weigela
'midnight wine.'

left: The flower heads of Fennel.  right;  The tall crook-shaped flower heads of
Actaea simplex 'atropurpurea' tower over the fence.
The first blooms of Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' appear along the gravel path.

left: The bright yellow flowers of Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' light up a shady
spot.  right: Chelone lyonii 'hot lips' (turtleheads).

Sedum 'autumn joy,' Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian sage), Teucrium chamaedrys
(Germander), and Miscanthus sinensis 'morning light'


  1. GREAT photo. I am loving all those Pennisetums right now too! This one looks amazing with your daphnae!

  2. Thanks, Helen! I really love this time of the year when all the grasses are in their full glory!


  3. These are fantastic Joe! Can you believe it is September already?? Where has the time gone? Love your images and the way you have displayed them. You have mastered the fine art of Blogger...I am very envious!
    Best wishes and I look forward to catching up. :)


  4. Thanks, Jeanne! Yes, time does fly. It's hard to believe that mums and pumpkins will soon be gracing doorways all over New England. And, as for the blogging part, you have nothing to be envious about. For readers who don't know by now, Jeanne writes a series of the most wonderful blogs from her home in the UK with THE most gorgeous photos! I check in on them every day. As a start, check out her Collage of Life blog which you can link to from the sidebar.--Joe


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