Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-20-2014

Happy Monday Again.
Does it ever become any easier to wake-up and get out of the house on a Monday??

Click HERE to see what was blooming last year.

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Autumn pot annuals

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Grass seedheads!

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Parthenocissus quinquefolia – Virginia creeper

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Aster ericoides – Heath aster

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Catmint and daylily

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Cool annual grass!

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Chasmanthium latifolium – Northern Sea oaks

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 Anemone × hybrida ‘September Charm’

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Oxalis triangularis – False Shamrock

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata var. maximowiczii ‘Elegans’ – Porcelain Vine

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Tricyrtis formosana – Toad Lily

I love this one, so beautiful!

16 thoughts on “Autumn Blooming Flowers 10-20-2014

  1. The toad lily is special but I like the false shamrock too. Mondays are easy once you retire. The challenge is remembering what day it is. If I didn’t keep a diary I wouldn’t know Thursday from Sunday.

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  2. Oh yeah flowers still! Sorry I’ve been so absent, glad to see these lovely blooms gracing you. I am so in love with the Toad’s Lily too, that is a really special flower. Annual? I presume not a native…? And the False Shamrock is pretty special.

    I think the remaining flowers in Fall are special in their own right. I’ve got some big mums in bloom right now, love the way they smell. And someone once told me they aren’t perennial, ha!

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    • Hey there stranger! Hope you have been well!
      Yes, my young padawan, toad lilies are not native, however they are perennial.
      Same thing with your mums. There are both annual and perennial mums. I think most folks don’t want to wait for them to bloom and just plant the annual kind in fall.
      Hope you’re writing more. I miss your prose! :mrgreen:

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      • Hey! Thanks so much for the kind words, def appreciated. Not writing as much as I’d like to. Got frustrated with myself and writing…it happens… 😉

        I guess Mums really prove why it’s an excellent idea to plan – t for flowering all season. The bed my Mums are in have Irises in the back that flower early, some Corealis (think I got that wrong, will correct later, sort of clover like leaves, mounding plant, small but persistent yellow flowers) that start blooming kind of early, then Asiatic Lilies, and finally the Mums which got really big this year. I would like to plant more behind them as they are in the front and now flower behind them. I did plant a butterfly bush smack dab in the middle…hope it doesn’t look awkward – my placement – next year!

        I love perennials…

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          • You did well this winter it seemed! Maybe you need a greenhouse, or a grown room! I’d like one or the other (in my dreams it’d be both, maybe…). But hey, no worries, who am I to talk I just got back from disappearance. I’m really hoping though that the Farmer’s Almanac is wrong, maybe obsolete in these times of climate change. 😉 I’m praying for a mild winter.

            Btw, got any tips on Rose care? Got a couple of hybrids I planted this summer. Learned the other day to pile mulch up around them when it gets closer to winter or at least more freezing temps and prune them down end of November. BUT how short to prune? They’re pretty tall.

            Anywho…

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              • Okay that’s an apostrophe or are those quotation marks, as in your saying 6 inches?

                If so….WHHAAATT! Come on now, lol. Two of them shot a stalk up about 6-8′ (feet), pretty sure you don’t mean leave them that height, but s-i-x inches!? Now this is so the plant is bushier and has stronger, more new growth next year? Is that it?

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                • Technically, That is what is recommended by our rose guy, 6 inches. Granted, the other thing to do would be to cut as low (or as high) as you want and then deal with what’s dead (black canes) in the spring and cut them down to a green part. Just still be sure to cover crown well with mulch or leaves.

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