Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day-September

How in the world is it September 15th already? As fall creeps up on us, head on over to Carol's to see what others have blooming in their gardens today.

First of all, I'm happy to report that Buster is blooming in the garden. We had quite a scare this past week with pancreatitis, so I am much relieved to see him feeling better. All my other blooms don't mean quite as much without Buster there to keep me company.

My lantana is still going gangbusters.

My ginger plants aren't quite what you see in the stores, but they are putting on some nice color.

I had a pot full of bark, and no orchids to go in it, so I had to buy some new orchids. That was the decent thing to do, right? Unfortunately, I didn't realize it until I started putting this post together, but the only one that has an identification tag is the dark purple one. The tag reads, "Bllra. Peggy Ruth Carpenter 'Jem'."

This unnamed Cattleya smells wonderful!

The alyssum seeds that I threw into my rose pot are blooming nicely, but they are starting to get a bit leggy.

This variegated grass gave me a nice surprise a few weeks ago when I went out and noticed these lily-of-the-valley-esque flowers peeking out.

Another nice surprise this year was my plumeria. A neighbor gave me a cutting off of her tree probably 6 or 7 years ago, and it is finally blooming! Yay! Plumeria are popular flowers for lei-making or for tucking behind one's ear. They smell wonderful and are beautiful in their simplicity.

Thanks for touring my garden with me again this month, and don't forget to visit our wonderful host, Carol, at May Dreams Gardens


Jeanne said...

I love the smell of plumeria!

Marie said...

Beautiful blooms. Basset's are the best dogs in the world! I'm glad Buster is feeling better.

Dreamybee said...

Jeanne-Me too!

Marie-Thank you. You and me both! Bassets are great companions, and Buster's my little gardening buddy. :)

Sylvana said...

That plumeria is beautiful, and it smells nice? What a great combination!
Glad to hear that your garden buddy is doing well.

Dreamybee said...

Sylvana-Yes, the plumeria smells lovely, perfume-y, but not overwhelming. I love it when a flower is beautiful or smells nice, but to get both is such a treat!

I'm glad Buster's doing well too. He had me SO worried.