Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – October 2014

Thomas Affleck rose
Thomas Affleck rose

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day arrives this October after two hard freezes. The trees are richly adorned adding most of the garden color at this time of the year. The roses are very nearly done, but Thomas Affleck, right near the door, has nearly a dozen blossoms left. In the rest of the garden there are a few scattered rugosa blossoms, and The Fairy is still making a bit of magic.

Sedum 'Neon'
Sedum ‘Neon’

This is the second year for Sedum ‘Neon.” I will have to do some dividing. The Fairy is right behind her, as well as a snapdragon and a foxglove blooming at this odd time of year.

Chrysanthemum 'Starlet'
Chrysanthemum ‘Starlet’

“Starlet’ is a very hardy quilled mum that I keep moving around the garden.

Sheffield daisies
Sheffield daisies

The Sheffield daisies  are just beginning to bloom!  At least I have been calling these Sheffield daisies all year before they came into bloom, and now I am thinking they are some other very vigorous chrysanthemum. I have one clump of ‘mums’ not yet blooming. Maybe that is the Sheffie clump.

Asters
Asters

This low growing and very spready aster is definitely ‘Woods Blue.’ I just found the label while weeding today.

Montauk daisy
Montauk daisy

I am coming to realize that the Montauk daisy has quite a short bloom period. Maybe it doesn’t deserve to be so front and center.

Autumn crocus
Autumn crocus

A flower that does deserve to be more front and center is the Autumn Crocus. It is invisible in August when it should be transplants. Out of sight. Out of mind. Maybe next August.

'Limelight' hydrangea
‘Limelight’ hydrangea

The ‘Limelight’ hydrangea has had a good year and is doing better than ‘Pinky Winky’ planted at the same time, and the native oakleaf hydrangea. The enormous ‘Mothlight’ is also still blooming.

Lonicera sempervirens
Lonicera sempervirens

I am going to have to do something about this honeysuckle. She has grown enough this first full year and deserves to be arranged so she is more easily admired.

Cuphea
Cuphea

This annual potted Cuphea has given me a lot of pleasure this summer. Endless bloom.

Nasturtiums
Nasturtiums

I plant these nasturtiums on the slope between the Daylily Bank and a bed of the Early garden right in front of the house. Such a cheerful flowers.

Love Lies Bleeding
Love Lies Bleeding

And finally, in a knocked down tangle is Love Lies Bleeding. A right bloody mess. I expected long drooping tails of blossoms, but this looks like ropes of chenille balls.

What is blooming in your garden this Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day?  Check Carol at May Dreams Gardens, our welcoming host.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    Your blooms look great for having been frosted already. My entire garden looks rusty. Happy GBBD.

  2. Donna@GardensEyeView

    I also can’t get over how wonderful and plentiful your blooms since your frost…

  3. Layanee DeMerchant

    You have quite a lot still in bloom. I will have to try that potted Cuphea. It is lovely.

  4. Lea

    Very pretty!
    Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!
    Lea

  5. thesalemgarden

    Wow, that sure doesn’t look like two hard freezes! It’s all beautiful, especially the sedum!

  6. Hari@Yang Saya Suka

    I have never seen Sedum before, it is beautiful. I also love your chrysanthemum and daisy. 🙂

  7. Rose

    Wow, your garden looks great in spite of having two freezes, Pat! We still haven’t had a frost, so I still have quite a few annuals left. ‘Limelight’ has become one of my favorite hydrangeas; I love the way the blooms age and hang on even through the dead of winter. I am going to have to look for some Cuphea next year!

  8. Dee

    Looks like an excellent bloom day to me. Great job! I’m not sure those are Sheffield. It is ore apricot. Those look at lot more bluish pink.~~Dee

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