Every month on the 15th, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, which I think is a very cool idea. But the 15th didn't work so well for me this month to post my blooms, so I am a couple of days late. I have a number of different plants still blooming, but I thought I would show you my Salvias, since Salvias really shine in the Fall. There is just one stalk of blooms on my Salvia "Blue Hill." Its blue goes well with the weed flowering next to it.
Along the walk to the back door, Salvia farinacea is a beautiful blue to go with the reds and pinks of my reseed Salvia coccinea.
Salvia coccinea has reseeded itself prolifically in front of the house. Also in this picture are the white wild Asters. ( They planted themselves there. Read "weed.") And Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies.' And some left-over Buddleia blooms.
Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' has reseeded itself also. It has a little more peachy tones than some of my pink Salvia coccinea.
My white Salvia coccinea has also reseeded.
I have two Salvias that have yellow blossoms. Both of these I got from Plant Delights Nursery. The first one is Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow.' You can't see the "snow" part right now, but in Spring, each leaf has a beautiful white edging. This disappears in Summer. (The sun was really bright on the plant this morning.)
And then the flowers appear in the Fall.
My other yellow-flowering Salvia is Salvia koyamae. Oh, both of these Salvias grow in the shade, although in my garden, they receive some morning sun.
I am looking forward to both of these spreading throughout my shady garden. The white kitty in the background is Princess.
I have a Salvia greggi blooming. I don't remember which one it is. It's in the shade because I put the container there when I went to Maryland, but it is supposed to be in the sun. It does seem content in the shade, though. I think I am going to put it in the greenhouse for the winter.
This picture of Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies' really doesn't do the color justice, but I sure do enjoy this plant. And so do the hummingbirds.
One of my absolute favorite Salvias is 'Indigo Spires.' It was one of my first blue-flowering plants when I started collecting blue-flowering plants.
A "spire" of 'Indigo Spires.'
My Bloom Day photos wouldn't be complete without Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue.' And a honey bee. Thank you for coming by to visit!
Have a beautiful day!
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