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GBBD – Sept 2013

It is garden bloggers bloom day tomorrow, and this month I will share my favorite 3 blooms in my garden right now.desert willow 'bubba' The two Desert Willow trees (Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’) in my front garden have bloomed non-stop since spring…wildlife love them, and I love the hot color in the heat of the summer. Gomphrena 'fireworks'Gomphrena ‘fireworks’ are still going strong – despite no watering from me since June.  I love this plant, although next year I am changing this area back to a more modern look.  Although I have enjoyed them immensely, and they certainly filled these areas nicely and inexpensively this season, they tend to get a little “messy” looking.  Anchoring the firework frenzy, in the background, opuntia gomei ‘Old Mexico’.Yellow firecracker fernIn the back garden, my current fav, is the cute buttery blooms on my yellow firecracker fern (Russelia equisetiformis ‘yellow’).

For more September blooms from bloggers worldwide, pop over and see Carol at May Dreams Gardens .

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6 Comments

  1. Happy GBBD, those are great choices for Texas. The yellow russelia hasn’t done as well for me but the red ones are very happy. I have Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ in the back and did cut it back a few weeks ago to keep it under control. It will be fun to see what you come up with next year.

    • Thanks Shirley! I need to cut mine or pull them up. Excited for this change in weather…so refreshing, eh?!!! -xericstyle

  2. Nice plants, especially the last 2 I never see! After all this rain in NM – Colo, I need to check to see what’s blooming once again.

    • Can’t wait to see! -xericstyle

  3. Oh, those pale yellow blooms on the firecracker fern are so pretty! I’m coveting your Desert Willow trees. Makes me wish I had more sun in my garden. Happy GBBD!

    • Thanks Steph – you too! – xericstyle

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