Late Season Beauties

Native Turtlehead/Chelone obliqua is performing its best this year. It is about three and half feet tall and about that wide and is budding.


Cypress Vine has sprouted in the last few weeks and is beginning to scramble all over everything but I do not mind for there will be a lot of it when the hummingbirds visit on their migration south. I remove all the vines when the frost kills it.


Sedum telephium ‘Autumn Joy’ is budded.


Pink honeysuckle/Lonicera heckrottii ‘Pink Lemonade’ continues to bloom.


Can you see three goldfinches?


Shasta daisies are still blooming.


More and more Cleome hassieriana are blooming in the garden.


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Gardening in Tennessee Zone 6 at an average of 744.65' above sea level.
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22 Responses to Late Season Beauties

  1. mothernaturesgarden says:

    You are always welcome here.

  2. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Stop by anytime, Robbay. Going to visit your blog.

  3. Robbay says:

    Beautiful photography…I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Robbay The Cartoonist. Thanks

  4. Teresa says:

    Your blog is so wonderful! The photos are amazing. Iespecially like the one of the finch on the lattice. Just Great! I will be back!

  5. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Summer is shorter here than what I am accustomed so I relish it especially this one which has been mild. I should plant something to attract Monarchs. I haven’t seen any.

  6. I did see the three finches. Isn’t it kind of sad that the flowers will soon be fading—but so grand that the Monarchs have arrived! Actually this is my favorite time of year. I love Autumn more than anything. I love the smell of spices and pumpkin pies. I can’t wait to wake up one morning and there will be a chill in the air. Looks like it won’t be next week as we are expecting another round of heat.

  7. JG says:

    I have never seen or heard of a Turtlehead. Could you post a photo of the flower, later? The Goldfinch like our Shasta, also, here in MA. Such pretty photos!

  8. Gail says:

    Wonderful photos Donna~~love the goldfinches…I can never get them to hold still! I just noticed the cypress vine is blooming here…thanks for the reminder to look. gail

  9. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Thanks, Janet.

  10. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I’m on my way to visit your blog, Betsy.

  11. Janet says:

    ‘Pink Lemonade’ is sure cute. Love the gold finches!

  12. Hi Friend, How are you???? Love seeing the Goldfinch —and I love seeing your Sedum. We have quite a bit of it around our yard. It is so pretty in the fall.

    Check my blogs (yesterday’s and today’s). I wrote ‘my’ story..

  13. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Turtlehead is my new favorite wildflower. Donna

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  14. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I didn’t notice them in the rudbeckias for a long time because they blend in so well. Donna

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  15. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Cleome is great when you need something open and airy. Donna

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  16. mothernaturesgarden says:

    I can save seed and send you some, Frances. Donna

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  17. fairegarden says:

    All lovely, Donna. I envy your cypress vine, knowing how the hummers love it so. As a matter of fact, I envy you being on the hummer migration path too. 🙂

  18. Tatyana says:

    Isn’t a cleome just beautiful? I like all your images Donna, the first one especially.

  19. tina says:

    Such a cute picture of the finches. I love the turtlehead.

  20. nancybond says:

    I had to look hard for that third goldfinch. 🙂 He’s well disguised. Your garden really looks vibrant and lovely.

  21. mothernaturesgarden says:

    The first time I tried cypress vine, there was one tiny vine. I noticed a robust one down the street and knew it should prosper. The next year there were many vines. It self sows and doesn’t sprout till it is nice and warm. I try things two or three times before I give up. Good luck.

  22. Joy says:

    You have so many wonderful plants blooming right now : )
    I tried Cypress Vine but I wasn’t too successful .. yours looks lovely !

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