This being the last Tuesday in August I just couldn't miss another Bloomin Tuesday and I, like you Jean, have many pics to share but too little time to blog until after the frost which will be in a couple of weeks here. This is what my garden room looked like today at 8am, as you can see we are beginning to get the bronze red tone of fall, a bitter sweet tone for me who loves summer hot pink right till the very last drop!!
Here is a picture of one of the stands of Castor Beans that I have planted throughout my property. The fence is 6 feet tall so you can imagine the drama these plants create in just one season! Definitely my kind of plant! I grew many of them to sell but at the last minute decided to keep them because the seed pods and foliage are very poisonous and I didn't feel I could adequately educate my customers and take that responsibility.
Oh Here's the pink my newest rage more Sedum.This is Matrona and standing near a new one I picked up still in the pot. I am starting to plant some of the things I won't have time to plant in one of my vegetable garden beds and I will plant them next spring in their permanent home.
And here is another fav' Love Lies Bleeding, this gorgeous annual amaranth produces breathtaking tassels of long [20"] glorious burgundy flowers that topple over their containers, creating another show stopper.I will be picking these this weekend to bring to the Brimfield Antique Show. They look great in my antique sap buckets.
So there you have a sampling of what is blooming at my place this Bloomin Tuesday. This awesome event is hosted by Ms Jean at her Green Thumb Blog. Just hit the button on my sidebar and head on over there for all the latest blooms of the season. Hope you are enjoying these last days of the season. Blessings to you. Meg
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