It’s a good day to step out and appreciate what I’ve got here with my dear wife Karen in our home in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Syracuse.
In the hourglass front-yard garden, the roses are celebrating September with another cycle of blossoms.
Pink and white, side by side.
The violet peeking out belongs to a succulent.
In the backyard butterfly garden, meanwhile, one of this summer’s new additions is making a late-season burst.
Karen purchased through mail order this spring a clematis because she was drawn, in part, by its more familiar name: Polish Spirit. And now the purple spreader appears to be feeling more at home along the border fence and with its neighboring plants.
One of those good neighbors is the shortest, widest of our four butterfly bushes. While I’ve given plenty of photo time to its three more statuesque cousins, this solid specimen is still plentifully adorned in its blossoms, fully deserving of its day in the blog spotlight.
What’s coming out in September in the gardens of your hometown? Are there any plants or flowers named after your ethnic heritage? What are your favorite things about this month?