September is here, but heat and humidity still prevail in Central Florida. Yesterday morning there was a slight difference in our temperature, but it only lasted until mid-morning. Whether or not I feel the change in seasons, I can see it in my plants. Leaves are changing, some plants have grown weary of standing erect, and nothing is growing quite as vigorous as it was. I've noticed the shifting sun, intent on leaving my back gardens, just beginning to graze my once, fully shaded, front porch in the mornings.
I'll begin 'bloom day' with this rose, Belinda's Dream. If you grow this rose, you already know how carefree she is. I have other roses that have suffered with black spot all season, including some of my Knockout roses, but this one has had beautiful foliage all year.
Gene Boerner rose by my front porch.
Not sure of the name.
One more, also unnamed.
Our Saucer Magnolias always have a few blooms, but they are not as vibrant this time of year.
I have a couple Desert Roses blooming.
The ground orchids are also still blooming, their flowers seem to last forever.
Speaking of long lasting flowers, I have to mention Hydrangeas. They change from their awesome, blue spring color, to beautiful mauves and purples, in fall.
A volunteer, Cardinal Climber, on the front fence.
On to the back gardens, Blue Ginger.
Gloriosa Lilies, still blooming in a few spots.
Hostas are also still blooming, but I can see a decline in some of their foliage.
Mexican Bush Sage...
With Pink Knockout roses in the background.
Happy Bloggers Bloom Day!