September has been good to my garden, bringing lots of new blooms. You'll actually notice many little tour guides in these September photos. The end of this post shows a couple of our new pets - visitors for the interim before their fall vaca in Mexico (thanks to my friend Grace for the inspiration and instruction)! But for now, stop and smell the roses! See that little refrigerator looking thing next to the side of the road? Big brother is watching you (and will ensure you at least SLOW your driving to take a peek). Seriously though, the roses in the first several photos aren't fragrant - but they ARE reliable summer-long sources of color. The fragrant roses are in hiding at this point in the summer.
Better slow your roll, happy blue car, or this little roadside furnace will send you a tsk tsk ticket in the mail!
A pretty but jacked-up buckeye. Good old moonbeam coreopsis in the background.
The gaura still going - all summer long. Its twin's stems are turning red. Lamb's ear still green and lush - and great foil for any perennial.
Sassy the cat on the prowl.
This clematis is on its third rebloom.
Morning glory - can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Am I right?!
Now for some fun... *******************************
Fixing up a little home with a jar of water, a few milkweed cuttings, and some carefully searched for caterpillars.