Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Few October blooms …

Mickey and  I made our way round the garden ,  before our PNW stormy week arrived .   Nicotiana  Slyvestris is aways the last late summer bloomer.

Another late bloomer 'Plectranthus kameba' is much happier this time of year. I have to  given this one plenty of water  to keep it from wilting in the heat . 

Persicaria 'blackfield'  the earliest and best Persicaria bloomer , for me anyway !

Aster 'Monte casino white'  the last aster to bloom.

When I started  this garden it was Cosmos, Cosmos every where. Then they seemed  to disappear….welcome back !

Mahonia 'soft caress 

I've been enjoying this combination of Carex 'blue zinger' and Cyclamen for weeks.   Some how  it survives despite  it being a favorite spot for the dogs to snooze on top of all summer. 

A climbing Petunia I grew from seed this year. 

And finally an early  spring time visiter . This Primula likes  to give me a surprise  visit  this time of year !
Happy Bloom day ! Thank you Carol and  more blooms here

12 comments:

  1. Looking gorgeous, Linda. I have to have one of those asters...so lovely.

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  2. That Mahonia 'Soft Caress' is such a popular plant, I should try one.

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    1. Alison, I killed the first one I planted ;( This one seems happy.

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  3. Your Persicaria 'blackfield' is spectacular. What a fun primula surprise. Hope you and your garden make it through the storm unscathed!

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    1. Peter, 'Blackfield' has been a very good plant for me, I think I found a good spot for it .

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  4. That Persicaria is fantastic! And, I have a soft spot for white Cosmos too - they are so wonderful. Happy GBBD, Linda!

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    1. Anna, I'm going to have to sprinkle more Cosmos seed next year. I've just the one plant .

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  5. Love it...where did you find 'Blackfield'?

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    1. Scott, I got it from Far Reaches a few years ago .

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  6. I think I spotted a few rosettes of N. sylvestris foliage out back. Love that stuff. Hope it flowers next year. Once established, it's petty good about returning and seeding around. Fingers crossed. You have a lot to love still hanging on.

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