Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bloom Day - October 2014

It's difficult to believe that we are now in the middle of October and the garden season is essentially  done for 2014 except for some cleanup and planting a few bulbs. I still have to clean a few more bromeliads and get them in the house under lights but the bulk of the tender plants are now indoors for the winter.

It's been a busy month since I last posted. We've had the tree fellows removing the fallen trees and the contractors rebuilding the back corner of the house and of course the insurance adjustor has been here a few times but the good news is that all the exterior damage to the house is repaired and looks just as good as new. We still have to have the ceilings painted where we got water damage but that's not critical.  

I wandered about with camera in hand looking for a few late season flowers and there was more than I thought there would be. There's still plenty of pretty stuff out there so without further ado, some October blossoms for Bloom Day.  Thanks to Carol from May Dreams Gardens for hosting our monthly bloom fest.




























12 comments:

  1. Fabulous colours and selection Deanne, and glad to hear that things have been sorted with your house and garden :)

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    1. Thanks M&G! I've been working toward having a more interesting autumn garden. I have a friend in CT who has a fabulous display right into November. I've gotten lots of great ideas from her.

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  2. No shocker- beautiful photos as usual. Glad you got everything at least with the exterior done- what a relief I am sure!!!! Happy GBBD

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    1. Many thanks! Yes it really is a relief to have things all buttoned up, especially are we are currently under a flash flood warning because of very heavy rains.

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  3. There are always more than you imagined before you picked up the camera. You show lots of luscious pinks, not the least of which are the Fuchsias.

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    1. Thanks Jean, it's so true that you find a lot more blooming than you'd expect when you go out hunting with the camera

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  4. I was surprised as well how much is still flowering and looking good out in my garden. My Caryopteris is finished for now though. Does yours drop seeds and self-sow? Your photos of course are always so lovely.

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    1. Thanks Alison! no my Caryopteris has never self-sowed and in fact has almost died overwinter a couple times. Your gardens are still looking great.

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  5. I'm glad you got your main house repairs done before winter sets in up your way, Deanne. I'm sure that put a significant crimp in your summer and that you're happy to have the worst of it behind you. Your fall garden is absolutely wonderful. I wish a could grow toad lilies here! Best wishes with the rest of your winter preparations - I don't envy you the task of toting all those plants inside!

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  6. All those luscious photos made me hungry for some reason. Just stunning!

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  7. October can be such a variable month. Two years ago we had been hard frosted by now. So far this year has been spectacular.

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