|Variegated Liriope (Lillyturf)|
At this time of year Variegated Liriope is at its peak displaying vibrant purple spikes of color above variegated green and white foliage...
Around the front of the driveway the plumes of the fountain grasses sway gently in the breeze...
Hydrangea 'Tardivia' blooms later in the summer once the other hydrangea are through their bloom cycle. This one is located on the side of the house so it is fun to take a tour in my own yard to see the blooms.
while the Mockingbird watches me take photos from below. I have been trying to get some close ups of this feathered friend all summer long and have finally gotten used to the zoom on my new camera while the Mockingbird was nice enough to sit and let me take his picture! He visits the garden everyday and is such a joy.
Along the back fence the hydrangeas are now at the end of their bloom and the flower heads are a lovely shade of pink getting ready for fall.
|Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'|
|Dwarf Butterfly Bush|
One of my new favorites in the garden is Dwarf Butterfly Bush Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip'. I purchased this variety of butterfly bush two years ago and recently planted three more in the front yard. They bloom profusely throughout August and September and draw an array of butterflies to their fragrant purple blooms...definitely one of the highlights of the September garden.
Another favorite is Crape Myrtle. This one viewed from the back patio is still in full bloom after three months. In the foreground is Platycodon (Balloon Flower) which is also still in bloom at this time of year. Even though spring and summer are my favorite months, I look forward to these two blooms as the cooler temperatures approach.
|Sedum 'Brilliant' against Barberry 'Royal Burgundy'|
Here is the combo of the Sedum and Barberry I mentioned earlier...
and here is Garden Gal.
The Palace Purple Coral Bells are very large this time of year so Garden Gal is peeking out from among them playing a game of peek a boo.
Hope you enjoyed the tour and thank you for visiting my Long Island September garden. Be sure to also visit our Bloom Day hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what is blooming in other gardens around the world. As summer comes to an end and fall approaches there is anticipation in the air as I look forward to the changing colors of the garden once more.
As Always...Happy Bloom Day and Happy Gardening!