Fall Favorite Flowers, Six on Saturday 9-8-18

A large daisy flower in bright yellow gold with center markings of deep brown and purple.

Six on Saturday is a weekly forum for sharing six happenings in your garden.  It is hosted by The Propagator.  Check out his site for posts of gardens around the world. (Click here)

about three dozen tomatoes cover an outdoor tabletop

I can honestly say that we’ve never had so many tomatoes before this year.  It wasn’t soil or fertilizer, because I always just use compost.  Maybe it was the warmth and regular (mostly) rainfall.  The wire towers got so overwhelmed that they collapsed several times, and I ended up using my trusty wooden posts in addition to the wire tomato towers.

mailbox garden is mulched with river stone

I spiffed up the mailbox garden (should I call it the postage stamp garden?) by painting the faded flag with red  acrylic paint, and adding a river stone mulch.  My cousin had a black river stone mulch in her garden, and that’s where I got the idea.  See her beautiful garden here.

A large daisy flower in bright yellow gold with center markings of deep brown and purple.

Even in the heat of August, I had trouble staying away from the home store.  I picked up this new (to me) variety of Rudbeckia hirta.  It’s called ‘Denver Daisy.’  It has much coarser and hairier leaves than the common variety.  It’s also drought and deer resistant. Its blooms are very striking!

The border that the Rudbeckia grows in has a little “secret path” that makes it easier for me to get into the bed to weed.

Stones set as a path among the plants in the border
A little stone path leads from the deck edge through the border to the lawn. Besides creating access for weeding, I can run the hose through this pathway.

A mass of wildflowers in a wooded field

The woods behind our house have thinned over the years, allowing wildflowers to move in.  September is a wildflower extravaganza around here.  These plants grow up to four feet tall.

I saw that another “Sixer” posted about growing goldenrod.  There are a few little ones starting in the same area as above. I hope that we continue to get more.  It’s funny, I used to think of them as weeds.  Now, I think they are perfect for September.

 

A white chrysanthemum in a blue pot

I’ve discovered that my favorite flower color for the front of the house is white.  It shows up best from the street.  More color can come from non plant additions, like this blue ceramic pot.

Thanks for visiting our September garden.

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11 comments

  1. I’m going to look for Denver Daisy. I have lots of Goldsturm and that would be a nice addition. And Postage Stamp Garden could be a new thing. I pulled up my tomato plants. They were just okay this year and I had to buy tomatoes to finish my canning.

  2. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Love the white chrysanthemum in the blue pot!

  3. The pops of deep yellow this season are so welcome. Too funny that I just picked up a couple of the same Denver Daisies outside my grocery store for a great deal. Not where I normally buy plants but I couldn’t pass them up. Your tomatoes are superb.

  4. love the colours in the Rudbeckia, not a variety I know. Your cousin has a beautiful garden as well.

    1. Thank you!

    2. Oh, when I saw her garden I went back home and started weeding.

  5. I must get some rudbeckia seeds for next year, thanks for the reminder!

  6. Lora Hughes says:

    Love the little rudbeckia corner w/path. Looks quite inviting from that angle.

    1. Thank you, I thought so, too.

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