Wildflower Wednesday in September

Wildflower Wednesday in September

Each month on the last Wednesday Gail at Clay and Limestone hosts Wildflower Wednesday where bloggers can display and share their wildflower photos.  Here’s a little bit of the wildness that is my garden!

Is there a wildflower more associated with fall than goldenrod?

Scarlet sage (Salvia coccinea) is a self sowing annual here in my garden. Its beautiful scarlet red flowers are an awesome treat for hummingbirds who are sampling all they can of my garden before they journey south.

This seed sown offspring of an ‘Oranges and Lemons’ gaillardia is one of my favorite flowers. It doesn’t stop blooming all season.  The gaillardia’s red and yellow coloring is an attraction for all kinds of pollinators including those little metallic colored bees hanging out in the photo!

While it isn’t really flowering at the moment the purple berries of this beautyberry surely are worth a mention!  It flowers in the late spring and summer with tons of little white blooms which produce the copious clusters of purple berries all over its branches.  

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Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. Love wildflowers.Yes my hummingbirds truly enjoy the Scarlet Sage.It makes a great border plant for my hummingbird garden.

  2. Love that goldenrod! Yes, there are rewards to being a little daring.

  3. I know that fall is really here when the goldenrod starts to bloom – it's at its peak where we are – blooms at the same time as the ash trees colour. Gives a real sunshine feel to a cloudy day. That sage has an excellent red. Love the fact that the spires make good weavers in and around the other blossoms.

  4. There's no denying it anymore~Fall has arrived the asters and goldenrod are in bloom! I am happy summer is no longer here punishing us with a drought. Btw, have you had luck propagating Beautyberry from seed?

  5. Gail,

    I've had a lot of luck with beautyberry from cuttings but haven't had much success with seeds – of course I only tried once and then failed to keep up with them!

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