31 August 2010

Farewell August Blooms

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

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I've GOTTA get my hands on some castor bean seeds! This is JUST the kind of plant I need in a couple of spots in our yard.

I have a lot of sedum, too. I especially like them this time of the year for their color(s)...

Marilyn said...

How beautiful......
Love,
Marilyn

Racquel said...

Your garden must be very interesting with the striking Castor Bean & Love Lies Bleeding. :)

Bonnie said...

That Love Lies Bleeding is amazing! WOW!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Meg. Wow, what a huge Castor plant and I love your Love Lies Bleeding. I am going to have to try to grow one of those one time to see how it does here in my clay soil. Hard to believe August is done and I am still trying to figure out where in the world summer has gone.
Your sedums are looking so good too. Have a wonderful week.

Karen said...

Meg, do you know what variety of castor bean you have? I grew Carmencita (red one) this year but it didn't grow as well as yours! I do have some 'blue' castor beans given to me by a nursery owner and now, that's a castor bean. The stems are a pinkish/blue, very different.

I love your sedum, they are just what we need at this time of year, aren't they? What a fantastic amaranth, must put on my 'to grow' list for next year.

Pam's English Garden said...

Meg, I cannot believe we will have frosts soon, although not as early as you. Your fall garden has a beauty of its own; but I think we are all sad to see summer's end. I've added Love Lies Bleeding to my wish list. Pam

Becca's Dirt said...

Your 8AM photo of the garden room is just gorgeous. So pretty. I live in the south and am ready for a change in seasons. This has been one very hot summer.

Jean said...

I love the amaranth! So interesting and colorful. I also enjoy that there are more than one autumn sedum. I saw a neon pink, but didn't buy it. Beautiful garden shots! Jean

Lori Zehr said...

I agree with Becca...it's been a long, hot summer here and I'm ready for a change. We just started to see a bit of a cool front and some rain the last few days. We're seeing amber colors and a few early leaves falling. Fall is one of my favorite times. I am ready to put the garden to a rest! Meg, your garden is gorgeous. If mine looked that good, I'd hate to see it go too!