Bloom Tuesday No. 22: Hanging in There

With mornings and evenings getting cooler and cooler, the blooms are looking rough around the edges. However, several plants have re-bloomed in the last couple of weeks. I mentioned in an earlier post that the flower carpet roses are covered with blooms. This week, the Purple Passion rose I bought in Chicago last spring has put on a burst of bloom. This rose suffered from a disease earlier in the season. Its foliage looks good now–shiny and not too holey, but the blooms are a bit ragged. As happened last year, the English larkspur (Delphinium elatum ‘Pagan Purples’) is putting up more blooms in the fall after seeming to die mid-summer.

2 Replies to “Bloom Tuesday No. 22: Hanging in There”

  1. I envy your Larkspur, never had much luck with it. They prefer a cooler climate I think. Purple Passion carpet rose is a keeper too!

  2. My Griffith Buck rose has never amounted to much, despite having a reputation for being disease resistant and vigorous. Delphiniums like an alkaline soil, don’t they? Mine is acid.

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