Garden Bloggers Bloom Day-September 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange in South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a. We feature mostly plants of the region and people who grow them and tell us about them. We’re glad you joined us on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, to see what we share that’s blooming here.

We have had mild dry days for the last few weeks. Without the calendar, the weather and the plants’ responses around us as days shorten, confirm the beginning change of season.

It’s a red and orange time of year. Nasturtiums meandering growth and displays of bold color fit these hot and cool days. These were directly seeded in containers for a change of color at the end of the season.

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Lots of kinds of pollinators are active around us. Among the easiest to grow non-native summer flowers, are zinnias.

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Both of these zinnias are the shorter ‘Profusion’ series. Stems are long enough to use as cut flowers for medium vases.

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A full sun container of yellow purslane and lantana draw the pollinators.

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Caryopteris in full bloom, draws a variety of insects. This is a perennial that tolerates our dryer fall weather.

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Agastache, a lanky perennial, is a favorite of Monarchs here at Plant Exchange.

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Shhhh…..a little sleep before transformation.

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Thank you for visiting us. Maybe you’d like to look more at our topics.

When you’re ready, it’s time for you enjoy the next garden blogger’s flower display. We’re waiting around the United States and in other countries to show you what’s in bloom now. Just go to May Dreams Gardens and find Carol’s September 15thpost. At the end of it will be the list of many bloggers excited to show you plants in bloom now. Have fun! Here’s the link:

http://www.maydreamsgardens.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day-September 15th

  1. Lovely photos. Yours is the second blog so far today showing purslane. Now I have to research more about it to see if it’s something I could grow! Thanks!

  2. How lovely shots are those!,especially loved the shot with monarch butterfly,zinnias are so easy to grow and glitters with so many colors for summers when it is dry everywhere.

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