Early Fall Garden Tour

Echinacea at Sensible Gardening and Living

Here we sit at mid September in glorious heat and sunny skies. It won’t last forever so I took a long stroll around the garden to see what was still looking great. Many things are still blooming even if they look a bit tired. Other plants however are still really going strong, and the blooms are as fresh as ever. Some plants are on their second round of blooms and others are just beginning. Here are a few shots of what is still looking fantastic in my garden.

FEVERFEW is on it’s second round of blooms. It first bloomed in mid summer and lasted for weeks. I then cut it right back to within 6 inches and it has re-grown and bloomed again.

Feverfew / Sensible Gardening and Living 


PETUNIAS are the only annual  I planted in the garden this year. I fell in love with the colour and they have been blooming for weeks.


Petunias / Sensible Gardening and Living


FALSE SPIREA is also on it’s second round of blooms. It is absolutely alive with our bees. They are loving it right now!

False Spirea / Sensible Gardening and Living


ECHINACEA PURPUREA is as colourful as ever. It started blooming in late summer and will continue right up until our frost date.

Echinacea purpurea / Sensible Gardening and Living


RUDBECKIA just does not quit. It continues to look spectaclar for months.

Rudbeckia / Sensible Gardening and Liivng


ASTER FRIKARTII MOENSCH is not your usual aster. Much taller and free flowing it is a gorgeous addition to the garden.

Aster F.M. / Sensible Gardening and Living


DAYLILY JERSEY SPIDER is one of the nicest late blooming daylilies. Awesome Candy and Stell de’Oro as still going strong as well.

Daylily Jersey Spider / Sensible Gardening and Living


SHOWY STONECROP (SEDUM) is at it’s peak of performance right now. Lots of different varieties in shades of pink and rose, this one is BRILLIANT and has a nice tinge of mauve in it.

Sedum Brilliant / Sensible Gardening and Living


JAPANESE ANEMONE ‘SEPTEMBER CHARM’ is a gorgeous pink variety. These plants are sometimes called Windflowers.


Japanese Anenome / Sensible Gardening and Living


DAHLIAS are still going strong. I fell in love with this soft pink cultivar.

Dahlia / Sensible Gardening and Living


RUSSIAN SAGE never disappoints and is also a bee magnet.

Russian Sage / Sensible Gardening and Living



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