September: Blue Mist Spirea

Blue Mist Spirea bloomed a little earlier than it did last year and it is so pretty! These two plants really suffered when we had snow in April. We weren't sure they would survive, but now, early-September, you can hardly tell they had a setback. They are wonderful for attracting bees and butterflies and add a new color to the garden this time of year - a stunning deep blue-purple.


Kerri said...

I'm pretty sure this is the same plant that our son and his wife just gave us some starts of. They called it Bluebeard (Caryopteris). The bees were all over it and they said it sows itself very easily. They're pull out lots of seedlings.
Your kittens are adorable. I know just what you mean....they're the most fun, but oh, they're hard on the garden!! You're lucky to have found homes for them.
Aren't we having a spectacular fall? Your Sept. morn pics are gorgeous.
I still have some lovely blooms too. Every day without frost is such a blessing!!

Deborah Raney said...

Yes, Kerri, Blue Mist Spirea is the same thing as Bluebeard (Caryopteris). Here's some info on it:
We haven't had to pull any seedlings yet since our two plants are just now recovering from an April freeze/snow. The flower bed where they are is already crowded, so we will definitely have to yank out any seedlings!

I hear you on the every-day-without-frost comment! I think this is the time we appreciate the garden the most because we know its days are numbered.

Thanks for stopping by! And here's to hoping that first frost is a long way off!