September 2016 Favorites

Admiration and respect for the survival of this Miltassia/Bratonia hybrid Orchid (above photo) despite my wretched care.  I am in awe.  It is defiant, yet not a weed.  Bravo, baby!
Anemone x hybrida 'Pretty Lady Emily':
The Anemone hybrid giveaway from Portland Fling endures as well.  I placed it in probably the dampest part of the garden (there are not many damp spots) where it wanders a bit from year to year. It is now a September event in the garden.  In moister climates it can become a garden thug--here in a confined bed in a dry climate, it's been a lady.
 Aloe 'Cynthia Gitty':
 Aloe 'Cynthia Gitty' has been a neighborhood battleground for the hummingbirds all month.  Clever hummer girl above hid herself from the roving fiercely territorial males by staying low.  

Nasty heat has put gardening on hold all week.  Blogging perfunctory;  it has been a week indoors.  A cool-ish weekend is predicted, followed by yet more heat next week.  Summer, please let go. 
Heat is not a favorite
See an array of September favorites and links to more at Danger Garden.  

Comments

  1. Dear Hoover, the Orchid is so beautiful, so too the Anenomes, very pretty and the Aloe is so brightly coloured, there would be plenty of nectar there...clever little hummer girl.
    Happy weekend, I hope the weather cools for you.
    xoxoxo. ♡

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  2. Thank you, Dianne. I hope your weather is pleasant right now. Ours is beginning to improve.

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    1. Strange weather here, lovely one day, cold and windy the next, some States and country areas of my State have terrible flooding.
      xoxoxo ♡

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  3. This post just reminded me that I planted an amenone last year... two actually. I wonder what happened to them? Deer? That orchid is quite nice btw.

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    1. Mine produced just a few leaves the year after planting--it was a year after that before it began to be a noticeable plant, so maybe the same will happen for you. I am sure it's not because of a five year drought!

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  4. This orchid is sooo... beautiful! And your Anemone so very pretty, oh my, I would love to have that one in my garden, too.
    We had scorching heat in San Diego inland as well. My baby dahlias took a total hit and the leaves burned. I was so hopeful that I would get the tubers, which I planted way too late in the season, through this first year, but now this is very questionable. I am really sad about that.
    To my own surprise most of my roses have been doing OK through the latest heatwave, especially the well established ones in the ground.
    Hope you are right and the weekend will be a little cooler. I would love to get out in the garden and get my hands dirty. It has been a while...
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Your Dahlias may be back stronger next year--do not despair yet--they are quite tough in our climate!

      I sure have missed being outside all week. Hopefully tomorrow and Monday we can get out there, hopefully...

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  5. I love the photo capture of the hummingbird among the Aloe! I'm in awe of the anemones. I found a couple of white anemone blooms in one location and buds for a few of what I think are a pink variety elsewhere, remnants of plants put in by a prior owner of the property. Although I grew these in my former garden, I'm afraid there's little chance of them re-establishing themselves in this garden.

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    1. A really really rainy winter would bring the anemones back. But, I am fantasizing about lots of rain, right? Sigh.

      That clump of Aloe has been a madhouse of hummer fights for weeks. One chasing another through the stems...it's been wild.

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  6. Me encanta. Muchas gracias por mostrarlo. Un saludo desde Plantukis

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    1. Gracias por tu amable comentario. Jardinería feliz!

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  7. So many blooms on that Aloe 'Cynthia Gitty'...lucky hummingbird!

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