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Celebrating the Flowers of Autumn

For somebody like me who hates an untidy dwelling or backyard, October generally is a irritating month. All these fallen leaves for goodness sake–they litter the garden and are trodden into the home. To not point out the messy flowerbeds with all that useless and dying stuff. This 12 months, nevertheless, I’m decided to loosen up and benefit from the season, delighting within the vibrant colours of flowers and foliage–after tidying my flowerbeds a bit, after all. Mom Nature helped my new perspective by sending a beautiful spell of heat climate for the primary two weeks of the month. I have been spending time simply sitting on the market delighting within the autumn hues. I do consider, although, that the leaves are much less vibrant this 12 months on account of larger than common temperatures, however blooms are lasting longer. When a chilly entrance got here by means of this week, I feared the rain and wind would harm my vegetation, so I gathered a few of the flowers to take pleasure in indoors.

Vases of flowers brighten each room

 Listed below are a few of the blooms that I picked. Organized by colour, they’re labeled clockwise from high left:

Phlox paniculata  ‘Brilliant Eyes’; Zinnia ‘Purple prince’; Hydrangea ‘Limelight’; Zinnia ‘Jazzy; Rosa ‘Knockout Pink; Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’; Celosia; and Spirea ‘Golden Mound’

Euphorbia; Zinnia ‘White marriage ceremony’; Japanese Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’; Yarrow ‘The pearl’;
Nasturtium ‘Empress of India’; Lantana ‘Bloomify crimson’; Zinnia ‘Jazzy combine’; Fuschia hybrid; Zinnia ‘Double Zinnia Salmon

Mums; Tall black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia maxima; Marigolds; Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’; Salvia ‘Amistad’ Perennial Geranium ‘Rozanne’; Coreopsis ‘Redshift’
Cockscomb Celosia; Nasturtium ‘Empress of India’; Pinapple sage Salvia elegans; Rosa ‘Knockout crimson’; Lantana ‘Bloomify Purple

I took these footage on the fifteenth which is Backyard Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I
notice I’m actually late, however will hyperlink anyway, hoping that Carol will
forgive me. Please go to her weblog at Could Goals Gardens to see what’s
blooming around the globe. I already took a peek–some beautiful gardens this month, together with Carol’s!

There are nonetheless numerous pollinators buzzing round (and a few fascinating spiders)

Just a few flowers I missed:

Morning Glory Ipomoea. When you plant this vine you’ll by no means be with out it.
The viburnum leaves are a stunning crimson and the shrub is blooming?!!

Two miniature roses. The left one is ‘Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours.’ I feel the one on the fitting is ‘Toy Clown’

I planted pansies in pots and alongside borders

And listed below are a few vegetation which might be particularly beautiful proper now:

Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield Pink’

Left: Friendship sage Salvia ‘Amistad’                    Proper: Pinapple sage Salvia elegans

This posting is a celebration of the October flowers in my backyard. My subsequent one will most likely be about foliage as we’re planning a visit to New England for just a few days to have fun timber of their autumn glory. I do not consider there’s anyplace like this nation for the colours of fall. 

Regardless of the season in your a part of the world, take pleasure in, expensive gardeners.


Pamela x


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