Monday, September 17, 2007

What's in bloom?

I want to start tracking what plants are in bloom at what times of the year, to identify gaps in bloom time and to help me with future designs. Supposedly I will walk around the yard once a week to write down what's in bloom. I'll post them here each week in case other people find the information useful!

Almost all these plants are blooming in the front yard only, since the back yard has many fewer ground layer plants due to chicken conflicts. I'll mark plants in bloom in both front and back yard with a *.

September 17:

  • Calendula *
  • Arugula
  • Serviceberries in pots (presumably they bloom now simply because I potted them up into larger pots; the plants in the ground bloomed way back in spring when they're supposed to!)
  • Yarrow *
  • Foxglove
  • Lavendar
  • Garden Strawberry
  • Alpine strawberry
  • Bowle's Black violet *
  • Weedy mallow (Malva neglecta?) *
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint *
  • Tomato *, Tomatillo *, Wonderberry (Solanum x burbankii), Ground cherry
  • Fireweed?
  • Unknown yellow-flowered weed (8 petals & sepals & stamens, 1 pistil?)
  • Lingonberry
  • Basil
  • Echinacea
  • Wild carrot
  • Daisy
  • Radish
  • Mullein
  • Garlic chives
  • Borage
  • Skirret
  • Edible chrysanthemum
  • Monarda (we planted M. didyma and I think M. fistulosa, but I don't know at this point which survived)
  • Sunflower
  • thyme
  • Squash, melon
  • Jerusalem artichoke (Stampede & supermarket varieties just done flowering; Red Rover still going strong)
  • Scorzonera
  • Perennial Chamomile
  • Beans *
  • Cardoon (neighbor's yard)
  • Comfrey
  • Campanula rapunculoides?
  • Nasturtium
  • St. John's Wort
  • Alfalfa
  • Zebra mallow
  • Dandelion
  • Fennel
  • Red clover
  • Wapato (back yard only)
  • Wolfberry (back yard only)
  • Maximillian sunflower (back yard only)

1 comment:

Bpaul said...

Our fall blooming aster are going crazy, as is our Goldenrod. They are both known for being favorite late nectar flows for bees. The goldenrod makes excellent honey.