The end of the summer happened to be warm, dry and colorful in my garden. Maybe it is some kind of a reward for us after having a cool and wet start to the summer. There are plenty of bright blooms right now, but this is the picture I chose as my entry for the Gardening Gone Wild September's 'Picture This' photo contest Late Summer Garden:
I focused on the buds of this lovely bluish echeveria. They symbolize the highest moment in a plant's life and contain hope for a new life. Lobelia 'Riviere Sky Blue' was not the main object of this shot, but it adds a lot to the picture. It is finishing its all-summer non-stop blooming, and its summery bright flowers present such a contrast with their dry brown stems! The blooming sedum in the background is another sign of summer ending.
You might remember this strawberry pot filled with succulents and lobelia from the early posting Succulent container. My favorite
This is how the strawberry pot looks now in the second half of September:
Do you see what I see? There are buds on almost every tip of Senecio mandraliscae 'Blue Fingers'! Have you ever seen it blooming? I haven't. I will post pictures of its blooms soon!
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