Rosetta McClain Gardens in Early September

It has been a challenging summer for the staff of Rosetta McClain Gardens to keep up with the needs of the garden but they have done a wonderful job and we can now enjoy the blooms of early September.

The air was crisper and clean on Sunday, and the sunlight already had that September quality we all know so well. It felt like a goodbye to summer but in a good way. All the flowers were showing their best selves in the early morning when I walked around and photographed them, capturing the many colours that give Rosetta Gardens that air of delight.

Already people had come to walk through the space and enjoy the Sunday morning of our Labour Day long weekend. I’m glad I went there yesterday because today, Monday, the sky is heavy with grey clouds after a long storm during the night, but I can still enjoy yesterday through my photographs.  I hope you like them, too.

Addendum to my previous post:

It is excessive of me to post yet more photographs of my yellow flowers, identified as Heliopsis Helianthoides by my friend and blogger, Valerie Ferrier, but I was walking in my garden and took these new photos which I immediately thought to share on the blog for you all to enjoy.

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14 Responses to Rosetta McClain Gardens in Early September

  1. Love these especially the bees in the sunflowers (great subject for a painting) and the monarch butterfly. Haven’t had any dahlias for a few years but love the red ones you’ve captured.

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  2. Kathie B says:

    Some year I’d love to come sit in the McClain Gardens — preferably on a bench with a plaque bearing your name! — and soak in all that beauty. For the record, I doubt there can EVER be too many Heliopsis Helianthoides (perhaps that’s where the birds got the seeds they planted at your place?).

    Also, to sit in your backyard in the shade on a summer’s day, sipping a mugga tea…

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  3. dulcedelgado says:

    É, sem dúvida, um bonito jardim!

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  4. Beautiful. I love them all, and of late I am really starting to enjoy the canna. I love the bright green leaves and those big ol flowers. I think I am going to plant some in my garden this spring. (We are moving into spring now and I am very happy about this!)

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  5. Ilda says:

    Great photos, stunning colours, thanks for sharing them with us, Emanuel.

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