Friday, October 30, 2009

Blooming Friday~ October 30, 2009

The late show continues here with plenty of flowers still in bloom. The leaves are colored up and falling. It's a beautiful time of year. The mornings have been dreary this week so all of my photos are from yesterday morning since it was fair.

The Angel's Trumpet was still very fragrant on Wednesday evening.

Mum 'Sheffield Pink' or 'Single Apricot Korean' is still looking great even if its neighbors aren't.

A couple of dreamy morning shots- Swamp Sunflower

Georgia Aster

Most of the salvias are still going strong ~ 'Cherry Chief' blooms from Spring until hard frost hits.

Salvia madrensis, Forsythia Sage is new to the garden this year. It was planted out in July. A few blooms are just opening on this very late bloomer.

I have been pleasantly surprised at the fall color of the foliage from Hibiscus 'Red Flyer' this year. The "aster" in the background is my noid that was labeled Climbing Aster.

The "aster" closeup

My tall noid mum and Aromatic aster

Finally some real color from the Muhly grass ~ I really need to buy some next year just to see if I'll have an earlier show from the new clump.

This is the same noid mum as above only in another location in the garden. This clump is in part shade and not as vigorous. It just started blooming this week.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Camera Critters- Bees and Butterfly

Bees braving the wind and cool weather.

One more visit from a Monarch today ~ Salvia 'Indigo Spires' was the main attraction.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blooming Friday ~ The Late Show

The late, late show has begun here with the last daisy mum coming into bloom this week. This is a passalong old garden mum that I would love to be able to identify. It's very tall and is partially supported by the encroaching Aromatic aster.

The "asters" are still going.

Chrysanthemum 'Single Apricot Korean' is in its glory. The first picture is to show the height as compared to the Mexican Bush Sage and Siberian iris foliage. Is this the same as Sheffield Pink?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Keeping It Real

Like all other garden bloggers I take alot of pictures of my garden. I want the glamour shots as much as anyone does but this post is more about the garden the way it really is- imperfections and all.

This is a good example of what the weekend was like here. Sunday was cold and windy with drizzle on and off all day.

My noid aster that was supposed to be Climbing Aster. It appears to be a variety of Aromatic Aster.

This Groundsel bush seeded into a foundation bed right at the corner of my house. I'll probably have to get rid of it after this season because of its size but I really like this native and I'm enjoying it this year. At least I now know what a young one looks like for future reference.

This is what the individual volunteer Georgia Asters look like- not much of a statement but still irresistable to me.

The spring show has been meager on this Forsythia but I really love the fall color.

A distant view of Chrysanthemum 'Single Apricot Koren' from a cross the big bed.

More Swamp Sunflower:)

This Muhly pic is from Monday 10.19- we had a light frost this morning(10.20). Arrggh- here's hoping!

This Nolina suffered some winter damage and was bedraggled for much of the season this year. I'm glad to see it looking this good with a bonus self seeded Aromatic aster as a companion.

My offering of wabi-sabi: Hibiscus grandiflorus.

For a more polished views of the flowers in my garden stay tuned...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 2009 Bloom Day

Being a newbie to garden blogging I completely forgot that the 15th of every month is Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Had I remembered it this post would certainly have been made earlier in the day since none of these pics were taken this dreary, drizzly morning. All are still in bloom along with hopefully a couple of other late bloomers that I have been waiting for.

Just coming into bloom is Chrysanthemum 'Single Apricot Korean'

This Salvia farinacea is one of my first self sown babies from 'Henry Duelberg'. Henry's still alive but needs to be saved from some Mother of Thyme that has completely engulfed him.

This Brugmansia is still going. I'm guessing this is 'Frosty Pink' but haven't really investigated.

Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

Georgia aster with sleeping bee

Another brug that blooms later with a more pendant bloom habit- also a passalong with no id.

Salvia chamaedryoides, Blue Oak Sage

Aromatic aster- a volunteer.

These big box mums have been in my garden for several years.

Swamp Sunflower- Helianthus angustifolius

To see what's blooming in other gardens visit Carol at
May Dreams Gardens.