Saturday, September 4, 2010

Uniquely Pink!

Phew. Last years early frost/snow prevented my Unique Hydrangea from blushing pink, but not this time. The change is almost imperceptible, but every day the hue darkens slightly.

The Peachleaf Bellflower is outperforming itself. I deadheaded some, but not others, and has rebloomed up the whole length of the stalk. Amazing. It is said to be invasive, I don't think I would mind much, but I suppose time will tell.

Midnight Wine Weigela is finally producing rich, dark purple foliage. Sadly, it is the end of the growing season. I hope the winter setback isn't as severe this year.

Little Lamb Hydrangea is also turning pink, but with a green background rather than white. I'm so glad I finally found a spot for one of these lovelies.

The first Fall Aster bloom opened today. Some have not yet set buds, I really hope to have lots of new blooms soon. There hasn't been anything new for weeks, so it is nice to have something to look forward to.

Have a look at my Zinnia pot. Cherry Profusion has a gone as white as a ghost suddenly, but a new seedling (started as a class project last year, I put it in the same pot) is in bloom. Interesting contrast in colour.

Happy September Everyone, hard to believe it's already here.