I did something a little different this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day* ... instead of taking pictures in my garden, I took a little trip out to The Arbor Gate in Tomball to spend some time with my blogging buddy Andrea of Grow Where You're Planted and attend the 2nd Annual Bulbs and Buddies Bash. So I thought I'd share a bit of what's blooming at The Arbor Gate and maybe encourage a few of my local readers to make a visit there.
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. If you haven't read her blog, you should! Mosey on over there and see who else has posted about their blooms for September!
|Who Stopped The Music? Cypress Vine/Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea quamoclit)|
|Imagine yourself here!|
|Outside the herb area, there are colorful plantings AND colorful yard art. That's true of the whole nursery, actually!|
|This is a Bauhinia but I'm not sure which one.|
|A closeup of the blooms|
|This bed near the seminar seating area is popular with|
the butterflies and hummingbirds.
|Pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum)|
|Salvia miniata in the shade house: if you have |
shade AND hummingbirds, you need this plant!
|The new 'Black Diamond' series of Crape Myrtles|
is available at The Arbor Gate.
|You didn't overdo it on the wine, you ARE seeing a|
pink elephant next to the compact Texas sage.
|Love those blooms!|
|Cassia, Hamelia and Crown of Thorns|
|Cuphea llavea 'Flamenco': those blooms do look|
like ruffled skirts!
|This bed is in front of the sales office.|
|Salvia leucantha is putting on a show!|
Salvia miniata looks PERFECT for my shade garden and my hummers. It's funny but I just flipped through a book about Salvias the other day and noticed it in passing. Now it is on my MUST FIND radar.
The teasing coolness each morning doesn't hang around for long, does it? Bet you are out there early each day. I'd like to order a strong cold front with a side order of lower humidity! LOL