Monday, September 14, 2009

More Late Summer Blooms

It's amazing how quickly things change in the garden. Just last week, I posted Late Summer Blooms. None of the below flowers were blooming then!
These spider lilies grow wild around here, but mine came from family friend Lynn Clark. They took two years to flower and I was sure the squirrels had gotten them! It's really neat to see these thick stems rise out of the ground with no foliage.
The two sedum above were gifts from a garden blogging friend, KMG. She sent me a great variety in late June, and they are already blooming!
This is a pass-along from my mom. She calls it Ginger Lily and a friend calls it a Canna. I don't know what it is, but it is beautiful and care-free.
Last but not least, nasturtiums started from seed ages ago are blooming! Apparently these do better in the middle of the vegetable garden than in a pot - at least at my house, where pots tend to get neglected.
Have a great week!


Janet said...

Great colors for the fall.

Heather said...

Looks like you're having plenty of fall color in your garden! The spider lilies intrigue me too!

KMG said...

We call your spider lilies "Naked Ladies" here in Tennessee. I love them too, they make beautifu and fragrant cut flowers too - last a long time in the house.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Very pretty there! This is the third blog I've seen with nasturtiums in bloom, mine are long gone. How lucky to have them blooming now.

Susie said...

Nice blooms Ginger. The Naked Ladies are blooming everywhere and so pretty too.

Nicole Bradshaw said...

We call the next-to-last bloom a canna, too. I have no idea if that's it's technical name, though! We cut them back to the ground once the weather gets cold and they turn brown and crinkly.